On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 3:48 PM, Niclas Fredriksson <niclas at acc.umu.se> wrote:
>  By "efficient" in this context we're talking about the (1) speed of which
>  the information is sent and (2) received and (3) the quality of
>  information (signal:noise ratio).

I'm not going to argue this with you endlessly Niclas.  The time you
spend reading is time you are not looking at the tactical or the
galactic.  Voice uses _another sense_, one that doesn't compete with
your eyes.  If you are listening you are able to process more
information than someone only using his or her eyes.  This is obvious.

Regardless, let me make something very clear to you.  Something that
you seem to be missing.

No one here is saying that text communication should be removed.  No
one here is saying that voice communication will replace text
communication entirely.  What everyone here is saying is that voice
communication can add to the experience - that it might reduce the
steep learning curve and maybe add a new social dimension.

You seem to be thinking that we're advocating something else.



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from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a
precedent that will reach to himself." -- Thomas Paine