One of my favourite blogs is Talk Normal.
He’s recently published a podcast which everyone who works in the IT industry should list to and take stock.
On answering a question about how this has become a problem Tim has this answer:
When the Internet came along there were all these exciting companies, run by people who really had never lived in the real world, but they were presented as the business innovators for the next generation, so we liked to copy them.
He then goes on to link this observation with the rise of email and other IT communication technology to produce the perfect setting for the plague of word abuse to spread.
Perhaps we should also be the ones to take up the challenge to talk normal?