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writing vs talking

I’m still ruminating over yesterday’s discovery that I prefer to present myself in writing rather than on the phone.

Thinking specifically about the work email I was sending, I think I come across more competently, generously and perhaps with more authority in the written rather than the spoken word. I feel I can communicate what I really mean, avoiding being sidetracked by someone else’s interjections. The other person may joke, or sound too busy, and immediately I change my approach … Read the rest

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technology and relating honestly

I wonder whether technology naturally favours city life. For starters, electricity or power of some sort is usually required, which can be hard to find in remote spots. But I was looking at a smart fridge, and Google Glass and wondering about the underlying structures. The more conveniently I can learn what others know, the less I explore my own ideas, for the less time I have for them.

I’ve been hankering after a tablet, thinking I need the portability … Read the rest

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