15 February, 2006

50-50 chance of being understood

Link: Wired News. "I've only a 50-50 chance of ascertaining the tone of any e-mail message. The study also shows that people think they've correctly interpreted the tone of e-mails they receive 90 percent of the time. . . The reason for this is egocentrism, or the difficulty some people have detaching themselves from their own perspective."

The same probably applies to blog comments.

The comments section is open for discussion of this topic. Just remember whatever you say has a 50-50 chance of being taken to mean the opposite. Understand?

Thanks to Marginal Revolution for the link.

1 comment:

Emirates Mac said...

So if I write something that's just 50% correct, perhaps I get 100% understood?

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