Re: Formality is going bye-bye?

Subject: Re: Formality is going bye-bye?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Dubin, David" <David -dot- Dubin -at- sage -dot- com>, "Collin T" <tutivillus -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2006 13:08:05 -0800

If you look at various forms of "communication" over the decades
and centuries, "formality" has traditionally been one of the dividers
between the educated elite and the "unwashed multitudes." Just
scan any of the yellow press or scandal rag newspapers of the late past to the supermarket tabloids of today you'll see that the only thing that has changed over time is that the barely literate have gained access to increasingly sophisticated means of receiving pablum. Ten years ago, most net users were college educated or members of households headed by someone who was. Today the average net user is a lot less educated, but
it's not because society as a whole is, but because the user base
is broader. As dumb as you may think American society is
today, reading scores over time demonstrate that as a society
America has never been any smarter than it is now.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message ----- From: "Dubin, David" <David -dot- Dubin -at- sage -dot- com>
To: "Collin T" <tutivillus -at- gmail -dot- com>
Cc: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 9:20 AM
Subject: RE: Formality is going bye-bye?

Here is one man's (very jaded) opinion. (Bringing out soap box)

It seems to me that there is a "dumbing down" of communications at every
level of American society.

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