Posts Tagged ‘Communication’

Why Minimalism is Communication 101

  “Your total is $12.85. How will you be paying?” “Debit.” “Would you like your receipt?” “No, thank you.” “I can help who is next in line.” There are days when the check-out line is the only place we score points for clear communication. Not that the achievement is encouraging—it...
November 14th, 2013 | Culture | Read More

“Heyyyyyy”: Elongated Vowels and the Alleged Degradation of Language

The way we speak fascinates me, but the way we write is something I’m not sure I’ll ever be done explicitly exploring. It all boils down to forms of communication: in what ways do we convey meaning when we are limited by the internal voices of others? When I write, particularly if we’ve...
March 1st, 2013 | Blogging, Culture, Media | Read More

When They Don’t Speak Your Language

I have had hack conversations with people learning English, and I myself have butchered foreign languages in order to do something as simple as buying meat from the store. We basically have to throw out all hope of delicate expression and discussion of intentions, getting down to cooperative games of...
January 23rd, 2013 | Culture | Read More

Flickering Pixels: Reuniting Medium and Message

Do you control the ways in which you communicate, or do they control you?  As Shane Hipps, the Porsche advertising executive turned Mennonite pastor, writes, “Christianity is fundamentally a communication event.”  Hipps’ newest book,  Flickering Pixels: How Technology Shapes Your...
September 10th, 2009 | Book Reviews, Media, Technology | Read More