It’s 2005. We’re living in the ‘information age’. We have all these technological communication solutions (email, instant messaging, telephone, and video conferencing to name a few) but it’s still outrageously hard to communicate. Especially through email.
What I’m trying to say is this: it’s hard to explain stuff. Actually, scratch that. It’s hard to explain stuff to clients, especially when you’re doing it through email. It’s really difficult, because you can’t point at things on the screen, or wave your hands around in the air in elite gesticulation. You can’t modulate your tone of voice, or enunciate things just the way you want to.
Nope. You can’t. Instead, you have to type. And through typing, a lot is lost. Instead of pointing, you have to make up your own nouns for things. Overcomplicated nouns, adjectives, and cluttered sentence structures will then take over. They storm the gate, bringing the battering ram with them. They burn, pillage, and enslave your email, and you realize that no one, not even yourself, will understand what you’re writing. You find yourself saying things like:
:hoverpsuedo class code that controls the pull-down unordered list of none effect.”
And your clients won’t understand this. No one will understand it—unless they’ve got a Bachelor’s degree in telepathy. To effectively communicate with clients, you almost have to put them through a crash course in web design. You need to explain all the intricacies of all these different aspects of html and css.
So this is why I’m asking you, the reader, to search the web for a college where I (or any client I might acquire) can get a Bachelor’s in telepathy.
Start googling, everyone!