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I agree that keeping the audience in mind is an important aspect of writing, but for me the relative speed of speaking is the more important aspect.

When I write, I tend to think too much and follow too many of my associations so the writing process becomes and endless start-and-stop of new ideas with a "branching factor" of 4-5. I often have to backtrack when I get too off topic. Think wikipedia browsing binge....

When I speak, I don't have the time to have so associations so the thoughts become more linear and follow logically one from the other.

Interestingly, I find handwriting (like real pen and paper) can also be good: in this case the pace is slower than typing, but I have enough time to make good sentences because my mind has the time to process things in the background as I'm writing out the words. Think look-ahead optimization...

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