When an article refers to “scholars”, prepare for windbaggery.

I’ve been reading articles recently regarding e-business. The wordiest, most tedious articles are written by authors who refer to “scholars” and are somehow attached to universities.

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photo: Rudolf Schmidt

Three Elements of Windbaggery

The author

  1. uses the word “methodology”
  2. refers to reader as “a scholar”
  3. uses passive voice: “It was decided that . . .”

When you encounter an article that contains all three elements, stop reading immediately. The article has been written by a windbag. The same rule applies to speech.

What is a windbag? It’s a person who can’t actually perform a given task, yet endlessly opines about said task.

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