The Aston Martin is a wonderful machine, made up of lots and lots and lots of little pieces – all of which have to go back together in a particular order. Get one piece wrong – and the whole thing could fall apart.
A bit like language – one wrong word, one wrong intonation, one wrong hand gesture or facial expression, one wrong cultural assumption, and the whole meaning can be misconstrued.
For the past few days I have been analysing how people communicate in the electonic medium. Emails are the worst – written in haste and sent without rereading or checking the recipients. (I have been just as guilty as anyone else on this score)
Blogs too can be a powerful tool for communication, or mis-communication. I came across this fascinating piece of video on the Guido Faulkes blogsite. Although it is a bit of marketing it is both entertaining and thought provoking.
Just how do we define personal identity, privacy, intellectual ownership, indeed thought itself.
Thank God for the simplicity of machines, and Aston Martins in particular!