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Blogs “notable for how little stress they put on the actual writing”

Written By: daveski on January 17, 2010 No Comment

This New York Times article by Anand Giriharadas, “Language as a Blunt Tool of the Digital Age“, makes some interesting associations between the use of digital communication tools like text messaging, Twitter, and blogs, on one hand, and a global business environment in which a ‘simplified’ version of English is in ascendance, on the other. Giriharadas’ main point seems to be that these and other forces are working together to render language–and the art of writing and speaking–less and less important in the 21st century.

Being part of the blogging community and writing this on a blog, I have to wonder about Giriharadas’ argument. And is language more generally in the midst of an inexorable decline?

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