David Weinberger writes:
There must be a mathematical way to express the Law of Conversational Overclocking: As the acceleration of conversation increases past the maximum speed of thought the quality of conversation deteriorates.
In fact, isn’t there a sweet spot, which varies by topic, medium, number of participants, and personality? Conversations improve as they approach a certain velocity, and then deteriorate rapidly, until they break the Unsound Barrier (where the laws of logic go through a singularity), at which point the conversation just is no more?
I think changes of pace are key; there is no magic speed.. sometimes fast is fun and engaging; sometimes slow and reflective is luxurious…