Category: communication

Communication: diplomacy

Self-tutoring about a modern trend: the tutor visits a case of delicacy. On Young & the Restless – yes, the famous soap opera – I heard Nick Newman say, “Lately, there’s not much overlap between the plan and what actually

Communication: the dismissal “Get lost.”

Self-tutoring about communication then and now: the tutor reflects. Back in the 70s, “Get lost” was oft-heard. It dismissed its target, meaning “go away, I don’t care about that, I don’t want to listen to you, etc”. It wasn’t diplomatic

Communication: images vs text, part 1

Self-tutoring about display communication: the tutor continues about images vs text. I begin in yesterday’s post comparing text with pictures: if a picture is worth a thousand words, why is literacy important? Consider the word “harvest.” Writing it is instant,

Research: text vs pictures, part 0

Self-tutoring about display communication: the tutor shares some ideas. In the 1970s and 80s, when I was in school, books for early readers typically had, more or less, a picture per page. As reading advanced, pictures thinned out. A novel