Especially in a "globalized" environment
Posted Feb 23, 2007 0:48 UTC (Fri) by AnswerGuy
In reply to: Voice is overrated
Parent article: Doesn't the Social Web Realize that People Talk? (O'ReillyNet)
Sadly I find myself needing to use chat with a few of my colleagues in India. No offense intended, but a couple of them have accents that are so thick that I just can't understand them via voice ... but their writing is generally much better.
(Of course I try to be circumspect and tactful about the issue --- and it's really only that extreme with a couple of them, roughly half of our workforce ... ~5K employees and contractors, are located in or recent immigrants from other countries. But still ...)
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