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(Charles Shannon Hendrix) writes:
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Not just that, but the phenomenom where people believe anything that is in print, and it often doesn't even matter who it came from. It used to be that way for...
In the case of the New Illiterates tm I can see this as an advantage. Most people (at least from the age of 25) can still speak fairly clearly.
I've often spoken - only partly in jest - about setting up an appointment for a phone call.
However, having said that, there are times when a telephone conversation or face-to-face meeting is far more effective than any sort of written communication. Such cases involve a lot of back-and-forth dealing, such as when hammering out a specification or working on any sort of a game plan. Given that turnaround times for e-mail can be 24 hours or more (depending on the availability of the two parties), one phone call can accomplish as much in a minute as written communication can in a week.
Granted, a document trail can be a very good thing to have. But that can come later, as a confirmation of what's been agreed upon.
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