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SaidAchmiz comments on Wait vs Interrupt Culture - Less Wrong

71 Post author: Benquo 27 November 2013 03:38PM

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Comment author: SaidAchmiz 26 November 2013 12:54:56AM 5 points [-]

Most of my communication is textual so I may not have noticed. One of the things I've always loved about communication on the Internet is that interruption is effectively impossible; both parties can get their say without being dependent on the other party to shut up for a moment.

So very seconded. Text communication is awesome. The fact that it's entirely asynchronous is outstanding for preserving mental flow/state through the entire episode of communication of an idea.

Comment author: Error 26 November 2013 06:35:22PM 5 points [-]

Being able to easily walk away from an unpleasant interaction is also a major plus. I love that it's semi-formalized as "tapping out" here.