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Enterprise architects need to be good communicators #2 Larry…

Enterprise architects need to be good communicators #2

Larry Wall, author of the PERL programming language once said,

People understand instinctively that the best way for computer programs to communicate with each other is for each of the them to be strict in what they emit, and liberal in what they accept. The odd thing is that people themselves are not willing to be strict in how they speak, and liberal in how they listen. You’d think that would also be obvious. Instead, we’re taught to express ourselves.

People speak with intent. Good communication means responding to someone’s intention, not their words.

Speak (and write) correctly and clearly. Listen graciously.