Miguel de Icaza on “Well, Actually” Stop Energy

February 17, 2011

"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…”

Bill Clark [+7]
Feb 17 11 at 3:49 pm

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”.

Feb 22 11 at 2:08 pm

‘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.

Meggin [+10]
Feb 22 11 at 2:34 pm

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. ^..^~

Robert Bigelow [+49]
Feb 24 11 at 6:56 am

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