Explaining things

Today after a long technical conversation on an RFC, the conclusion was to have a call to clarify things. It reminded me of Writing. And this ideal I have that if something in written is not good enough, then it’s because it’s poorly done.

Having words on the paper tests your ability to clearly express your reasoning. Talking allows for a rapid exchange of words until they shape an idea -much like a clay sculpture is formed with each revolution. An imperfect idea maybe, but much faster to conceive compared to text. Nevertheless the latter allows one to be more precise and considered. It’s not by chance the books are usually richer than their movies counterpart. But another side effect that is often overlooked, is that writing allows one to slow time - or stop it altogether. It allows one to gather their thoughts and re-write what they just put on the paper.

There’s solace in that.