【明報專訊】Communication breakdowns happen on a daily basis, between individuals and institutions alike. A text message meant as a joke may be received as an insult. An email trying to clarify a situation may actually double up on the rift. Communication is so frustrating sometimes that many would opt to avoid it at all cost. We apply plaster and random adhesives to a leaking pipe without finding out what the pipe is made of. You do realise that glue doesn't hold a plastic pipe in place, right?