Thursday, May 24, 2012

Word Compaction

Have you noticed that many radio commercials compact the speakers words? By this, I mean that the speaker begins a new sentence a bit before finishing the previous one. This, of course, is impossible without recording technologies. What does this mean?

1. Words became even more clustered and unpleasantly delivered.
2. There is no room to breathe, to really hear anything.
3. Quantity is valued above the quality of the true human voice.

This is but another example of uploading our beings into The Cloud: the subtle technologies that shape our culture and our minds. Beware, beware.

1 comment:

Matt said...

I think you meant "quantity" not "quantify." Unless you meant that commercials are trying to make a point using existential quantification.