Category: communications

Lost in communication

Context is enormously important as we communicate. I’ve written a bit about this for Vestry Papers. To receive a message correctly, you have to read the situation. Don’t get mad at someone for being...

When simple is best

Simple is often best. Of course, that’s easier said than done. One of my tech colleagues at MIT used to keep a quote on his office white board: “Nothing is simple by accident.” We...

Different means, same story

This commentary appears in the current (and last ever) issue of Episcopal News Monthly, the monthly newspaper of the Episcopal Church. I thought it might get posted over at ENS, but it hasn’t appeared...

Happy birthday, spam!

Today is Sweet 16 for spam. No, not the “meat” product. I’m talking about unsolicited commercial internet messages. Notice I did not use today’s standard term, unsolicited commercial email (UCE). That’s because the very...