Matt Jones

The Language of Money

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Money is simply not a medium in which I can work. I am not a native speaker; my accent betrays my igorance. I put on my suit jacket and go to an office in midtown and, if I am hired, tell the story of a software application, a story in words and documents that will, in turn, be used as a kind of lexicon for those who speak the language of millions of dollars. - from Medium of Choice by Paul Ford

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Working as a freelancer, I can sympathise with Paul Ford on how the language of money is difficult to work with. If Barclay's are ‘Fluent in Finance’ I seem to be merely at GCSE level; I know enough to get by.