Peace in our time?

9 May

You know how the anonymity of the screen-and-keyboard, and the time-pressures inherent in browsing/feed reading tend to lead to curtailed and heated conversations? We’ve all seen it; we’ve mostly participated (though not always purposely). Or, to put it another way, ever commented before you’ve even read the whole post, let alone all the other comments? Of course you have.

Well, I can go to sleep with serene feelings tonight. Luke Armour asked some good questions about PR education on For Immediate Release; I responded (largely in agreement with him); he wrapped up the conversation this time around. Again, no discord to report.

Forward remains a supportive environment, where the shared common agenda tends to lead to harmony. Yet I’m feeling guilty that some words to Jenn that were meant to be helpful could easily have been misinterpreted. Forgive me if they were. (I meant what I said, but that doesn’t mean I should necessarily have said it.)

Why such harmony? Could it be the welcome feminisation of what has been until recently a male-dominated space? (That said, Kami taking on the psuedonymous-one-who-shall-not-be-named was bare-knuckle stuff.) Perhaps it’s a temporary lull: I’m sure David will stir me up again tomorrow. Good night.

4 Responses to “Peace in our time?”

  1. Kami Huyse 10/05/2006 at 5:23 am #

    Oh, I much prefer harmony though, really.

  2. David Phillips 10/05/2006 at 1:42 pm #

    Harmony! Puh!
    The evidence is that organisations with marketing departments do not make much money from their assets.
    Is it intellectually honest to continue to teach marcoms in PR Schools?
    Is it intellectually honest for universities to teach marketing when it has this unfortunate effect on companies.
    Is it intellectually honest to call macoms PR?
    Some activities need rescuing as we tip the dirty bathwater out.
    Can I suggest we rescue one baby?
    Brand Management is a nice looking child.

  3. Richard Bailey 10/05/2006 at 1:47 pm #

    You see what I mean? I’ve had a calm morning, and now this!
    I agree with David on many things, but usually self-censor what I say in public – so I’m not revealing which bits I agree with.

  4. David Phillips 10/05/2006 at 2:44 pm #

    We aim to please.

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