When I write, there are lots of qualifications I’d like to make, since my words all have connotations / implications which I may or not be aware of and may or may not endorse. Good writers manage to avoid endless parentheticals, qualifiers, and footnotes.

One explanation for in-person discussion being much more productive and having fewer miscommunications is that each unintended connotation can be immediately detected and addressed. In a static text document, one has to anticipate exactly which connotations each reader will bring to their reading.

I hope for a technological solution to more nuanced communication that does not require in-person interaction. Something with good ergonomics for sharing a writing piece that is heavily interlinked with one’s “digital garden” / “personal wiki” would allow readers to pursue threads as far as their curiosity permits without cluttering the main thrust of the writing.