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Conversational writing

Conversational writing

Much of our writing on the Internet takes the form of conversations. We'll informally analyze an effective email conversation, asking what makes it good, and leaving you with some tips. Hopefully being aware of what makes a conversation effective will improve our conversational writing. We'll also look at an ineffective email conversation to see some pitfalls. We'll also distinguish between synchronous and asynchronous applications and mention the role of JCR Licklider, a leader in early research on both the personal computer and the Internet. We tend to take Internet conversations for granted, and to be rushed and sloppy. I hope this presentation will improve the quality of your Internet conversations.


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