On Writing

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Writing is not a skill we emphasize or truly value. We "communicate" now, not write. The flow of a well turned phrase, the turning of ideas in a well argued piece, skillfully edited, are increasingly absent. Our thoughts are in catchy 140 character statements with the hope that they will "go viral" and we'll be noticed. If we did value good writing then the major newspapers, journals, and others, would not be filled with typos and grammar errors on a daily basis.

Speed is the product now. Marketed information. It no longer matters how it's said.