Frontline of the positive revolution
Seth Godin’s post this morning – Drop the dot? – is a prime example of his mastery of the positive.
“Rob writes in from Australia, proposing that [dot] com is superfluous, just as www is.”
I am still stuck in the “right vs. wrong” of Aristotelian rock logic, as Edward deBono called it. I would have answered Rob with, “No, we need (dot) com to distinguish from (dot) org, (dot) info, and (dot) us.”
In other words, I would have answered “I am right, you are wrong” (a title of one of deBono’s books), with the not-so-subtle suggestion that it was a stupid question to begin with.
Rather than doing as I do, which tends to piss people off, Seth took the question seriously and used is as the basis for an interesting point about communication, which tends to make friends.