"Bad writing makes bright people look dumb," says William Zinsser. I cannot think of a more convincing or succinct argument than this to tell you how much harm bad writing does to you. I am an insuffe...
Come to think of it, hieroglyphic writing was the Egyptians' emoticon-like language and the Rosetta Stone, their tablet. There was a message there that we totally misread. Thankfully, however, we seem to have redeemed ourselves. Unwittingly or otherwise, we have finally realised the immense importance of the symbolic over verbose gobbledygook.