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  # 1832625 28-Jul-2017 08:19
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Yeah, because everyone is happy to wait 4 days to get the answer to a question about if something is in stock or something. Posted letters are a relic and should die alongside linear broadcast prerecorded television.

 

 

Don't you mean ' linear broadcast television'?  I can't imagine we will allowed to watch an episode of Game of Thrones live?


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  # 1832637 28-Jul-2017 09:07
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richms:

 

Yeah, because everyone is happy to wait 4 days to get the answer to a question about if something is in stock or something. Posted letters are a relic and should die alongside linear broadcast prerecorded television.

 

 

Don't you mean ' linear broadcast television'?  I can't imagine we will allowed to watch an episode of Game of Thrones live?

 

 

 

 

actually you can , Sky screens a new episode at the same time as HBO does





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  # 1832655 28-Jul-2017 09:32
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@richms:

 

@Rikkitic:

 

I've mentioned this before and I know I'm the odd one out, but I really hate the trend of communicating absolutely everything by video or audio. Viewing, listening and reading use different parts of the brain. I am a reader. That is how I take in information. For many things, the printed word is better at conveying information, even if the video and audio alternatives are well-made (they almost never are and having to endure the sniffles and whines and ramblings of the illiterati are excruciatingly painful to anyone with an education).

 

Sometimes it can be interesting and worthwhile to watch or listen to an interview. Sometimes it can be useful to see how something is done. But most of the time there is no excuse for this kind of laziness. It is a new type of illiteracy, derived from a texting generation that is gradually sliding back to living in caves and walking on all fours as articulated thought is reduced to four-letter abbreviated grunts.

 

 

I bet people said the same thing when the printing press started to replace stories told by elders around a village fire.

 

 

I agree with Rikkitic here. I want to read something. I don't always have headphones, or not always in a place where I can play a video. Or on a mobile connection. Washington Post is doing this: half of the times I click through the RSS Feed it's a headline with a video. Just give me the story, I can read it.





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  # 1832694 28-Jul-2017 10:13
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Rikkitic:

 

I've mentioned this before and I know I'm the odd one out, but I really hate the trend of communicating absolutely everything by video or audio.

 

 

 

It's also so slow.  You can scan a wall of tetx and get to the bit that's relevant to you.  Harder to do that with video - especially the narration.

 

The worst I have seen is the use of a ~60 second video for some guy to hold up and list the items that come in the box with a car stereo.  A list would have taken <5secs to read.  Pictures could have been added if required.

 

I've noticed people in the US tend to make long how-to or product review videos due to a lack of editing and far to much verbal padding.





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  # 1832710 28-Jul-2017 10:25
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Jas777:

 

richms:

 

Yeah, because everyone is happy to wait 4 days to get the answer to a question about if something is in stock or something. Posted letters are a relic and should die alongside linear broadcast prerecorded television.

 

 

Don't you mean ' linear broadcast television'?  I can't imagine we will allowed to watch an episode of Game of Thrones live?

 

 

 

 

actually you can , Sky screens a new episode at the same time as HBO does

 

 

It is still prerecorded. You are not watching the show with them doing the scenes at the exact same time you are watching them.


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  # 1832726 28-Jul-2017 10:55
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People who wait until they're at the till before looking a the menu to decide what they're going to have - even when having stood in the queue for 5+ minutes!

 

Same goes for getting the on the bus - people who wait until they're standing in front of the bus driver before searching for their wallet / purse or for their bus pass.


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  # 1832877 28-Jul-2017 13:39
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Use of the word 'super' instead of 'very'.

 

 

 

Sounds (somewhat) acceptable if you are 15. Sounds ridiculous if you are an adult or writing a newspaper article etc.






 
 
 
 


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  # 1832879 28-Jul-2017 13:40
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richms:

 

Yeah, because everyone is happy to wait 4 days to get the answer to a question about if something is in stock or something. Posted letters are a relic and should die alongside linear broadcast prerecorded television.

 

 

 

 

Yeah, because simple questions are the only thing anyone ever has to answer in jobs like law, engineering etc.....






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  # 1832914 28-Jul-2017 14:30
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Commerce websites that don't have price or availability information, but want you to fill in your contact details so they can contact you with a quote.

 

I'm not going to do this.  I'm going to take my business elsewhere.

 

Fortunately this seems to be a dying trend


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  # 1832915 28-Jul-2017 14:32
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Seeing videos of peoples fish on YouTube housed in tanks way to small. 



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  # 1832918 28-Jul-2017 14:39
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Someone may have mentioned this before, it's hard to tell after 240 pages, but having just witnessed this:

 

Idiots in the narrowed bus only parts of Willis St and Lambton Quay (in this case) who decide to just dash across the street in front of a bus, despite all of the publicity about past injuries to people and the look left/right arrows painted on the kerb. What is it with you, can't wait 20 seconds for the bus to pass?


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  # 1832919 28-Jul-2017 14:47
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richms:

Yeah, because everyone is happy to wait 4 days to get the answer to a question about if something is in stock or something. Posted letters are a relic and should die alongside linear broadcast prerecorded television.


Imho this is the average time car parts suppliers take to respond to a similar email question.

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  # 1832921 28-Jul-2017 14:48
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Coil:

 

Seeing videos of peoples fish on YouTube housed in tanks way to small. 


 

 


Seeing videos of people's fish on You Tube.






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  # 1832923 28-Jul-2017 14:50
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gzt:
richms:

 

Yeah, because everyone is happy to wait 4 days to get the answer to a question about if something is in stock or something. Posted letters are a relic and should die alongside linear broadcast prerecorded television.

 


Imho this is the average time car parts suppliers take to respond to a similar email question.

 

 

 

We have this great invention for getting more immediate answers, called...the telephone. You enter someone else's number and they answer and you can speak to them and ask them right there and then...






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  # 1832936 28-Jul-2017 14:54
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Geektastic:

 

gzt:
richms:

 

Yeah, because everyone is happy to wait 4 days to get the answer to a question about if something is in stock or something. Posted letters are a relic and should die alongside linear broadcast prerecorded television.

 


Imho this is the average time car parts suppliers take to respond to a similar email question.

 

 

 

We have this great invention for getting more immediate answers, called...the telephone. You enter someone else's number and they answer and you can speak to them and ask them right there and then...

 

 

Which leads me to another annoyance - people who will only reply by telephone, even to emails. Mostly because they don't want to leave a paper trail, if nothing is written down, they can promise the world and then "forget" about it.


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