Re: The future of tech comm: podcasting? -- YES!

Subject: Re: The future of tech comm: podcasting? -- YES!
From: "Jennifer C. Bennett" <fritillary -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 18:57:25 -0500

All I know, from my own experience studying foreign languages, is that
reading the language in print is much easier (actually, I think "possible"
would be a better choice of terms here) then trying to keep up with the
spoken language, which, for me, is next to impossible. Also, I know of an
offshore outsourcing firm, that communicates with the offshore employees via
e-mail and instant messaging, as those employees have a better handle on the
written language as opposed to the spoken. So maybe I'm not alone in
finding the written language easier to digest than the spoken. I feel that
the written language allows me to go at my own pace and digest what I've
read. (This is purely from a hobbyist perspective. I've never been
"immersed" in a foreign language, reading material has always been

However, even in English, I feel much more competent and comfortable with
the written word than the spoken.



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