February 13th, 2006

running lego man

Aaaaand, a quick apology

According to recent research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, I've only a 50-50 chance of ascertaining the tone of any e-mail message. The study also shows that people think they've correctly interpreted the tone of e-mails they receive 90 percent of the time.

Or at least, so it says here.

So I'd like to apologise:

Firstly, to all the people whose emails, posts, comments, etc. that I've misinterpreted, misunderstood and generally reacted to in an inept way.  I ought to have more faith in you, and when it looks like you're acting badly I ought to at least check to make sure you're being serious before I assume that you're being a dick.

Secondly, to all those people who've failed to understand me.  I ought to be more aware of the medium in which I wrote, be clearer and leave less room for misunderstanding.

I hope you can forgive me.