Voice is overrated
Posted Feb 22, 2007 23:33 UTC (Thu) by AJWM
Parent article: Doesn't the Social Web Realize that People Talk? (O'ReillyNet)
Voice has drawbacks: it's too synchronous, it's evanescent, it disturbs other people in the area, it can be overheard, etc, etc.
Hell, at work I'll sometimes IM the guy in the next cube with a question rather than talk to him -- he (or me) might already be on the phone or in the middle of something else, he can answer my message when he gets a chance, it isn't going anywhere.
Ditto the reverse -- I hate being interrupted by the phone when someone could just as easily have IM'd or emailed me.
Click to ring both phones? Hell no.
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