Kaolin Fire with GUD Issues 0 through 5

kaolin fire presents :: thoughts :: order of information


2000::Sep::10

Something that has always tripped me up is the "best" order to convey information. Unfortunately, different people want different orders... I usually attempt to go by context as best as possible, but...

I think it boils down to the fact that I don't want to be misinterpreted. Not understood is allright, there're less emotional triggers to be fixed by nonsense than by a misunderstanding. Making people wait for the meat of the information is to me preferable than serving the meat without the spices -- which invariably change the meal.

Unfortunately, this "waiting for the meat" can annoy people to such extremes that they don't take well to the information regardless of what it is. I don't know how to deal with this.

At the extreme, I prefer to give the entire context that a person would be missing before filling in the information that caused me to start the stream of information that I was conveying. I think it's an extreme I hit fairly often. :sigh:




I am soooo fake pre-loading this image so the navigation doesn't skip while loading the over state.  I know I could use the sliding doors technique to avoid this fate, but I am too lazy.