Communicating in a noisy world
Although the emergence of The Information Age and the new technologies supporting it are transforming the way all people communicate, these developments potentially threaten to distract individuals from comprehending and understanding the content of the message delivered: The exciting new methods of delivery could create barriers that blunt messages and confuse and discourage recipients. This paper examines the more familiar information transfer modes in the light of the total communications process and identifies some of common delivery errors. In doing so, it explains the nature of communications in relation to civilization and human interaction and the four parts of communicating: communicator, message, medium, and recipient. It also discusses the recent advancement in communications processing technology and the relation of these advancements to the printed word and graph; it identifies the reasons why people commonly fail to communicate effectively.