Re: Fuck off
No, no, no - it looks like that (and I'd agree with you that 'impersonal' on-line communication can be a factor) but I do assure you, @AC, that I'm just as obnoxiously task-focussed in real life - more so if anything.
Took too many decades to realise this, and to learn to include a disclaimer in the preamble to all sorts of communication situations with colleagues. Laughter breaks the ice, I'm told....
Talking to a friendly head medic, I was told (laughingly) that I was obviously borderline OCD, and coping.
She added that the rack of unusual things I build and invent in wildly varying fields could never have come to pass otherwise. What? I've just been having fun and getting paid for it, mostly.
If anything, I can come across as far less discourteous in this sort of forum, where I type stuff, review it, and think a bit.
Person-to-person I might be distracted by the internal computations necessary for 'the current task' and come straight out and tell the CEO/CTO/Chairperson :-
"Wrong. It will fail massively, because...." (or similar unfriendly raw data)
.....before returning my gaze to a squared-paper notebook full of diagrams and calcs.
In one infamous incident, the Great Man grinned, and agreed.
Didn't happen often, mind.
I have a 'Friendly Human Overlay' that runs in most social situations, but comes unglued if I run out of CPU, or RAM, or something else in my thinkbox, like good temper or patience.
So you're right in that _individuals_ can indeed learn to use this form of communication in a civilised fashion, but I fear that as a society each generation has to learn the same lesson over and over and over.....
Grim, ain't it? ;)