Last week I talked to an audience of technology development engineers on the use of alternative tools for communication.
So I explain the use of discussion forums as an alternative for e-mail, … they all look puzzled.
Then a smile is born on the faces when they think they recognise it : ‘This is chatting … but we will not start chatting, be serious.’
So I start explaining what the difference is between chatting, online discussion forums and emails – to clear the first misunderstanding.
Apparently chatting has a very negative image : it is used by young people, on adult websites, … basically chatting is seen as wasting time.
However, it is cheap, easy and fast … So maybe engineers are too serious to use the same tools (toys) as their children.