From : Managing Director
To : Executive Director
Tomorrow morning there will be a total eclipse of the sun at nine o'clock. This is something which we cannot see everyday. So let the work-force line up outside, in their best clothes to watch it. To mark the occasion of his rare occurrence, I will personally explain the phenomenon to them. If it is raining we will not be able to see it very well and in that case the work force should assemble in the canteen.
From : Executive Director
To : Departmental Heads
By order of the Managing Director, there will be a total eclipse of the sun at nine o' clock tomorrow morning. If it is raining we will not be able to see it in our best clothes, on the site. In this case the disappearance of the sun will be followed through in the canteen. This is something we cannot see happening everyday.
From : Departmental Head
To : Sectional Heads
By order of the Managing Director, we shall follow the disappearance of the sun in our best clothes, in the canteen at nine o' clock tomorrow morning. The Managing Director will tell us whether it is going to rain. This is something which we cannot see happen everyday.
From : Section Head
To : Foremen
If it is raining in the canteen tomorrow morning, which is something that we cannot see happen everyday, the Managing director in his best clothes, will disappear at nine o' clock.
From : Foreman
To : All Operators
Tomorrow morning at nine o' clock, the Managing Director will disappear. It's a pity that we can't see this happen everyday.
From : Webmaster
To : All readers
Now do you know how easy it is for messages to be "so diluted and distorted" or "confused and corrupted" as it goes down the communicative line. The deeper it has to travel, the weaker the signal and the "more terrible and ridiculous" it become.