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Letter to the Financial Times

By on July 3, 2008

Slightly off topic, but I’ve had a letter published in the Financial Times today. After Michael Skapinker wrote a piece discussing the role of jargon, I commented that in sailing, jargon has a very useful place, allowing experienced sailors to communicate exactly what they want with precision.

Jargon can be useful when it provides clarity and speed; it is bad when it is used to bamboozle or confound outsiders, or to mask the speaker’s lack of understanding.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: