Jargon and gobbledygook plagues our language. In this podcast Angelo Fernando, who teaches "Writing and Publishing In The Digital Age" talks of some great role models for writers, and how to pay attention to language.
In a computer and technology class we can't escape terms such as 'cloud computing,' data mining, KPIs, wireframes.. even those arcane acronyms such as DNS, KPIs, and CTRs. Do you catch yourself dropping bits of jargon in your conversation? or do you roll your eyes when someone does? How does this affect how we communicate? Students write term papers, critical analyses, argue on topics from Milton to Mendel. A writing and publishing class at Benjamin Franklin High School addresses not just blog posts, presentations, and podcasts but how language needs to be adapted to the medium, the platform and the audience. George Orwell said it best about using (or mangling) the english language in "Politics and the english language." But you'll have to listen to this podcast for this and more. Enjoy!