Many years ago, my wife Jennifer was explaining something to me and she accidentally used the wrong word to describe a concept. I knew what she was trying to say, yet I couldn’t resist suggesting the word that she should have used. Somewhat embarrassed and with a sheepish look, she said: “Listen to what I mean, not what I say.”
That made me laugh and smile. What an interesting thing to say. I’ll never forget that.
But then, recently, I realized that her amusing request is actually a very powerful statement of the quality of human interaction, and is the very thing we should be demanding of the Internet.
I know the young man who wrote this piece about his vision of the internet of the future. We worked together at Human Dynamics, a performance support service company in Overland Park Kansas a few years ago. Zeb Hodge is a talented graphics artist and has created many wonderful projects. Here is his website.