Tweet for posterity

Recently I wrote about tweet poetry, Joyce Kilmer – updated, and now Andy Selsberg writes in the New York Times about the value of teaching concise writing:

When you have only a sentence or two, there’s nowhere to hide. I’m not suggesting that colleges eliminate long writing projects from English courses, but maybe we should save them for the second semester. Rewarding concision first will encourage students to be economical and innovative with language. Who knows, we might even start to leave behind text messages and comment threads that our civilization can be proud of.  NYT

I used to do much the same thing when I taught Technical Writing. Clear and concise carried the day. (characters with spaces – 681 – could be more concise)

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