“Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.”
– Dr. Samuel Johnson

An interesting post here about, to simplify, shutting up or spouting off.

There exists an interesting incongruity between the fact that with twitter, IM, email, blogging any thought can be instantly and irreversibly transmitted without a moments hesitation. The incongruity lies in the old adage by SJ quoted above.

Now some future thinkers would say that, given time, all references to tact, contemplation and circumspection will be forgotten and people will just output what they think in one long stream of data.

I’d like to think human kind has more savvy than that and we re-learn the ability to hold back, to contemplate, to chose our words carefully – or maybe, just maybe, to chose no words at all.

Thoughts?

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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