Saturday, August 2, 2008

e.e. cummings' revenge

In the last few years, I've noticed that texting is having bad side effects. Many people working in business environments, where literacy in standard English is critical, are falling into the trap of using sloppy shortcuts inspired by texting. I'm getting a bit tired of having to play 20 questions with co-workers who use brief, cryptic abbreviations. Litigation requires attention to detail and precise communication. Ambiguity can be expen$ive.

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