"It takes more intelligence to build a joke, tell a funny anecdote or narrate a gripping story than it takes to nitpick." Of course I've been guilty of it myself, but Well, Actually is one of my biggest conversational pet peeves, especially online.
That definitely sounds as bad as a poorly timed “Imma let you finish, but…”
Urgh…that article hit uncomfortably close to home. And I’m not even a software developer! Time to add “well, actually” to my internal filter, along with stuff like “you know” and “basically”.
‘Well, actually’ can also put a real dampener on innovation. The best ideas are born out of pushing the boundaries on what we know. ‘Well, actually’ can make it difficult to change, to see something in a different way, to be creative, to try something new.
Yay! \o/ for making the list of the top ten female bloggers of the year. More so than anyone else on the list you actually *do* things that bring people and technology together. You *make* things that actually help people make their lives better. I do the large and bulk of my computing, development and Inter-networking via a Unix shell (ba$h) and *love* using todo.txt to help me keep track of appointments, information-literacy meetings and all manner of activities of a 21st century g33k. ^..^~
"You must write, and read, as if your life depended on it." —Adrienne Rich (1929-2012)