0.1. Unknowable and Incommunicable: Evolution

The Introduction set out two ideas:

Communicating is touching into shared experience. People listen and act at three skill levels: Shu, Ha, and Ri (following, leaving, and fluent).

Those ideas could use a few more paragraphs each.

Unknowable and Incommunicable: Evolution

COMMUNICATION AND SHARED EXPERIENCE

SHU-HA-RI

Communication and Shared Experience

At the time of writing the first edition, I didn’t fully appreciate the harmony between the idea of “communication as touching into shared experience” and the articles in Appendix B by Pelle Ehn and Peter Naur.

(New readers may want to skip this section until they finish reading Appendix B. I am writing this section as though you have read Appendix ...

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