Leaky abstractions and natural language.

It just struck me. Most of our natural language communication is based on a set of abstractions(leaky ones at that) that are put together to represent a huge opinion poll out of different systems see here. . No wonder there’s a huge group of people claiming 80-90% of communication is non-verbal… we use the non-verbal signals to determine the level of leakage in verbal abstractions (aka symbols)

Related post: http://anandjeyahar.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/types-of-people/