Tuesday, November 6, 2007

How We Communicate

Early this morning, on the pathway leading to the OSU Library, I came across a message written in yellow chalk on the sidewalk. I had been thinking about all the exciting web2.0 tools I'd found yesterday and now, staring at me, was the simplest of messages, told in a simple way, to anyone who walked past.

The audience clearly was intended to be students and instructors and all those who walked down this path. The message wasn't meant to be permanent, only to last a day or so. It would wash off with the first rain or would be scuffed out of existence in a few days. It was short and to the point. There were no bells or whistles or flashing lights or bright colors.

Maybe, just maybe, sometimes simple is better.