Just noticed this on Twitter, from John Caddell:
sitting on the porch at the lake house. breezes.
older kid kayaking out on the lake,
younger kid commenting on show he’s watching —
Which makes me think that there’s a lot to be said for writing within a 140-character limit. How well do those 140 characters evoke an image. My tweet back to John: "great tweet! Does twitter proud."
Back in the 1970s the business world was abuzz when Procter and Gamble established a one-page maximum for memos. John’s piece above is hardly a business memo, but — who knows? Maybe we should word count on everything.