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  • As a few commenters on the site mentioned, the first story doesn’t actually have any new information about language or genes at all. Would be interesting if they could prove that click languages were the original human languages, but again no evidence is given in the article

  • From the BBC article on gadget jargon:

    The firm says companies should use language people understand, rather than resorting to jargon. The move is backed by the Plain English Campaign, saying it would help bring down the “walls of techno-babble”.

    Spot on. Assumptions are killers when it comes to all sorts of writing; especially tutorials, user manuals, and articles that reference new technology. Add a glossary or explain in full the first time you use a technical term and you ensure more people will understand.