It is oneway communication between an active sender and a passive receiver. This is why I said earlier that I prefer conversation to communication. Communication, as we have learned from our experience with the media, goes one way, from the center outward to the periphery. But a conversation goes two ways; in a conversation the communication goes back and forth. A conversation, unlike a “communication” cannot be prepared ahead of time, and it is changed as it goes along by what is said. No one beginning a conversation can know how it will end.
I find many applications of Wendell Berry’s definition in education, personal chats and in my work for social justice.