...a horribly inefficient way to communicate...
I'm sure that you communicate efficiently all the time - I bet you even use "yous" - because you know, it's clearer, more efficient and logical. You can not like someone's language, but don't pretend an objective measure like "efficiency" is what it's all about.
After learning that his luggage had made a flight that he missed, a Las Vegas (LAS) passenger told the gate agent: "Imagine there was a bomb in my bag. I'm not on plane, and it would explode."
I could write why TSA's response to this comment as a threat is patently stupid - but to do so demeans us all. You guys are paying people to detain anyone who utters the word "bomb" - in any context.
An opinion that appears in nearly every political thread is: 'we're to blame because we elected these people.'
For the record, this is only true if your politicians don't lie to you...
But I'm not ready to deeply cut back on my standard of living and when push comes to shove, so is very few others either.
The above post provides a really clear picture of the problem: that rational, decent people are still short sighted enough so that if left alone they will lead the world to ruin
Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.