‘For centuries, Latin was at the core of western education precisely because it trains you to assess information critically, articulate ideas and convey them eloquently.
We live in world of hashtags, of broken sentences and fragments of ideas published on social media. It has become so bad that we might ask why even have language? With the advent of the emoji, pictures seem to do the job just as well — and they worked for our earliest ancestors.
It is ironic that the digital age should suffer from its own success. Language is powerful, but it has been subsumed into a revolution of liking and disliking, binary options rather than articulate responses.’
(Source: Financial Times, full article here)