great post about context. Context has so much to do with meaning and the knowledge a reader gains.
Is the measure of quality writing the measure of transfering context?
If you think about the hierarchy of knowledge:
Data and information are supplied by the writer, but the reader has to do the interpretation.
As a creator, you create/write the information. The better the writer, the easier it is for the reader to clearly interpret and gain knowledge. You can't write context, but a good writer supplies it.
For example, Ernest Hemingway won a bet in the 20's about who could write the shortest story. His complete story was six words:
"For sale: baby shoes, never worn"
Everything you need to know is conveyed in those six words, even though all he supplied was information. He did it in such a way that the reader supplies everything else, yet everyone understands what happened.
Maybe the better one becomes as a writer, the better one can pass context along with the information. And the better one can pass context, the better chance the reader has of gaining knowledge.
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