Emailing and text messaging, as you know, gets the word out quickly. Not so when editors hit the keyboard, especially when we get in touch with our peers. Before we hit send, we feel compelled to S—L—O—W . . . D—O—W—N.
Have we spell-checked? Formatting OK? Grammar up to snuff? Syntax sparkling?
God forbid any of our written communiques contain an error! How harshly we'll be judged.
Everybody else speeds along carefree in their Ferraris, while we in our Yugos can only dream of approaching the speed limit.