Journal: News & Comment

Wednesday, August 14, 2002
# 10:13:00 AM:

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A smart man

Scott Rosenberg of Salon wrote some very smart things recently:

The media cover technology on a predictable cycle -- a rhythm of hype and scorn that you can follow like clockwork each time a new wave of innovation sweeps the high-tech landscape. For nearly a decade, the Internet story has followed this arc; by all rights, it should be over by now.

But it isn't, is it? Not for you and me, it seems. And then:

Word count is a discipline as well as a yoke. It forces writers to make choices; deciding what to leave out is as or more important than deciding what to put in. The discipline may matter less when one is writing for an intimate few than for a mass audience, but it remains central to effective writing.

And so I shall shut up, for now.


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