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As I have pointed out many times (and which has been rightly tossed back at me), the failure of a message to be understood is always the fault of the sender.

I see it a bit differently. I see all communication as an attempt to transfer something (ideas/emotions/state of mind) between two (or more) persons. If it fails it is to the loss of all who tried.

That anything can be communicated - cross lots of cultural borders - in this plain text form is quite strange and demands (in my experience) much assuming of good faith to succeed.

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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Jan 2nd, 2008 at 09:58:24 AM EST
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A channel for dialogue is always opened by the sender - even if it's just 'Hi'.

But of course a dialogue usually ensues in which all parties become 'senders'.

The concept of dialogue is largely ignored by politicians, corporate executives and large swathes of the advertising and marketing industries who stick to their spin, propaganda and monologue as entertainment.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Wed Jan 2nd, 2008 at 10:24:20 AM EST
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