"In a document seeking feedback on new drone policies, the FAA indicated that it does not want unmanned aircraft "delivering packages to people for a fee." Even if a company doesn’t collect a fee—as Amazon has proposed—drone deliveries count as commercial activity, the agency says. And that’s against the rules."
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Malcolm T. Liepke
So it is widely believed that the recent ascendancy of “so” began in Silicon Valley. The journalist Michael Lewis picked it up when researching his 1999 book “The New New Thing”: “When a computer programmer answers a question,” he wrote, “he often begins with the word ‘so.’ ” Microsoft employees have long argued that the “so” boom began with them.
In the software world, it was a tic that made sense. In immigrant-filled technology firms, it democratized talk by replacing a world of possible transitions with a catchall. And “so” suggested a kind of thinking that appealed to problem-solving software types: conversation as a logical, unidirectional process — if this, then that.
Follow My Logic? A Connective Word Takes the Lead via The New York Times
I have not done an analysis of my writing, but I am sure I have often used the word “so” to launch sentences. So it is interesting to note that its usage in the common vernacular grew out of the tech industry.
So, the first time I heard this usage I was so struck by its oddness I have never forgotten it. 1999. A sales guy from something called Blue Pumpkin used in answering every question asked at his pitch to the Intermedia Communications purchasing group (consisting largely of retired Jersey phone guys who’d retired to Tampa and decided to get jobs).
I don’t know if Blue Pumpkin is still around. Intermedia bought Digex then both imploded, I think, in the roller coaster world of CLECs and fiber. Somehow I avoided ever learning what DSLAM stands for.
So: it’s all about reframing.
I’d heard this tic in use for years before I really got it.
I was working with a super-smart woman who was a natural at client relations. And, regardless of how direct or obvious or “Yes or No” any question posed to her might be, she always chose to begin her response in the same way:
In a nut, Karl Van Hœt, like so many others, knows that “So” is the most efficient way to say what you want to say in a way that brilliantly turbos you one or more levels above the actual context of the actual conversation.
Essentially, “So…” is the universal shorthand for, “I’ve given this a lot more thought than you have and will now proceed to refocus the conversation in a way that interests me and highlights my personal file card on this particular topic.”
Merlin et al: Check out the foreword to Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf. “So” goes back way before the aforementioned self-congratulating egoists at Microsoft.
(Source: The New York Times)