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Alway Bet on Text


We can read texts from five thousand years ago, almost the moment they started being produced. It’s (literally) “rock solid”

Text can convey ideas with a precisely controlled level of ambiguity and precision, implied context and elaborated content, unmatched by anything else.

most efficient communication technology. By orders of magnitude. This blog post is likely to take perhaps 5000 bytes of storage, and could compress down to maybe 2000; by comparison the following 20-pixel-square image of the silhouette of a tweeting bird takes 4000 bytes:

most socially useful communication technology. It works well in 1:1, 1:N, and M:N modes.