Less is often more than enough. Yet some seem to yearn for more.
How can you say anything meaningful in 140 characters or less, ask the verbose plebs.
Send you an email containing 500 characters or less, I am not able to do that, they moan again.
It is an utter agony sometimes to communicate with [verbose] people.
You would think a generation that grew up with SMS, forcing them to send text no longer than 160 characters, would be able to handle character limits imposed by Twitter and Shortmail.
But alas, the philestines seems to love bathing their receivers with a needless amount of words.
A generation which wants everything done yesterday suddenly have time to waste on verbosity and poor communication skills.
My kingdom for brevity, my dear verbose simpleton.
When you can’t afford a living, breathing secretary and don’t need one 24/7, you look for the cheapest option. That means going for the free option, which sometimes can often be the best option.
Shortmail is my secretary now.
With Shortmail’s 500-character limit, I have the perfect secretary. Because if I were to hire a real-life secretary, I would want someone that favours brevity when it comes to communication.
If you need to get in touch with me, all I need to know who you are, why you need to contact me and how I should contact you back.
As a journalist word economy and brevity is important.
Which is why journalist[at]shortmail[dot]me has been placed visibly on dokterw.me, in my Twitter bio and and my new business card.