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Pacific NW
Mythologist, Social Media Analyst, Researcher & Writer
Interests: Technology, Mythology, Current Events, Meta-Cognition, Cloud Technology, Startups, Social Media, Skiing, Music, Gaming, Photography
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I can't help but notice your use of spacing in this piece. Silence, the non-use of words and the use of non-words in communication, is also culture. It seems as if you are posting provocative words and asking questions to start-up an intellectual dialogue. The Socratic Method is a dialectical exchange of ideas--like a debate. Despite your definition and later disavowing of the N-word, now it's is connected to you via search. We self-edit as we write because we are acutely aware of search engines. Whether to write SEO optimized-copy or to avoid trouble, their effect on speech and written language must be profound. I think that using forbidden words in a post will reduce the number of people willing to engage in the conversation. I get where you are coming from, but search engines are binary, and don't really provide context or point of view. I had a hard time commenting on this post because it contains the n-word. In my opinion, using it distracts the reader and detracts from the thesis. So much negative energy and cultural history is aroused by that word, that I would not have included it in this post. I could imagine feeling less concern writing about that word in its own post. The N-word has so much historical and cultural baggage that it is hard to justify using it and doing justice to it as part of a list. Strange how I didn't formally react to the use of Hitler...
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2010 on Words = Culture at PAM hoelzle
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