Yesterday’s Joy of Tech sounds familiar.

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I wrote about this in October. In item #2: “I’m getting to know someone new and I can tell she’s going to be a good friend. So after our meeting a couple of weeks ago, the question is — how are we going to communicate. I see her on Facebook. But that isn’t my preferred way to communicate, for a variety of reasons. Only after a few days of negotiating, in a total fog, we decide to use email. It seems that could have happened much more quickly.”

Communication is getting more difficult. Every time we invent a new variant of email, IM, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Skype, etc — we’re never going to stop inventing them — the problem gets worse. At some point this is going to be bad for business. Maybe it already has.

It seems obvious that at some point there will be a way to cross boundaries between silos more easily. Maybe we’ll have personal silos?


About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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