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If I Had My Way
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To: Dave Winer - dave.winer@gmail.com

Cc: Doc Searls - dsearls@cyber.law.harvard.edu

From: Doug Skoglund - skoglund@pdmsb.com

Date: 10 Sep 2015 11:00 am CDT

Subject: 2015029 - This one's for you, Dave...

You wrote:

Twitter's 140-char-limit will go down in history as one of the worst most creativity-stifling ideas ever. Like the equalizing handicaps in that great Kurt Vonnegut story.

Sorry, Dave, but I have to ask -- what took you so long to reach that conclusion?? Not only is it a creativity-stifling idea, it really blows the hell out of the learning process,

And, as a matter of fact, anything that disrupts the discussion is detrimental to the learning process -- comments them selves, when they are overly controlled. 

Even blunt retorts can disrupt the discussion, if the receiver is overly sensitive -- right, Dave??

The point is that we need to do everything we can to crank up the discussion level if we ever hope to solve the world's problems.

In fact, the whole damn world needs to learn how to talk to each other if we really want to stop killing each other!!!!

This is an invitation -- stop blocking me and respond -- you might be surprised what it can do for your creativity -- I know that I will learn a ton. 

BTW, that 140 character limit has prevented me from ever using either Facebook or Twitter. Their primary purpose has nothing to do with user education -- they both need a gross overhaul, as do Microsoft and Apple and the New York Times, etc., etc., etc...

To be continued (of course)

Doug Skoglund skoglund@pdmsb.com

I don't provide for comments since that is a system designed to control the communication process -- I do provide an e-mail address!! (Please put a [MYWAY] in your title to get my attention).

BTW, I am working on a replacement system -- and I sure could use some help.

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