Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Simplifying the jargon

A response to a forwarded conference call for papers from AMIC/Queensland University of Technology: Convergence, Citizen Journalism & Social Change: Building Capacity:

May I suggest that a part of these sessions should be “Simplifying The Jargon” – this example is “clipped” from the incoming message:
"The era of the digital has led to the problematisation of a number of issues once taken for granted"
What the heck is “problematisation”?
"As well as providing the space to interrogate theory, this theme offers us an opportunity to interrogate the practices and pedagogies of the analogue and digital eras which inform our ways of thinking and doing"
Is this an example of precise writing?
The message could have been delivered in half the space and time.


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