Thursday, February 21, 2008

2-21-08: The Brevolution

My buddy Scotty and I were talking at lunch today about brevity. So, in honor of the long forgotten principle, I will make this short and sweet.

Brevity is important. Wasted words bog down the meaning. They're simply there to fill up space. If you can say something in two sentences, do not use up two pages. It is nothing but wasteful.

I think the internet, or technology in general, is part of the problem. What used to be done with pen and paper is now done via keyboards and computer monitors. It's much easier and cheaper to keep typing away, and hoping that the reader will be overwhelmed with the amount of words you use instead of deciphering the content. This has got to stop.

Will you take part in the Brevolution?

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