Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Concise Writing

FLG is a fan of concise writing even if his blog doesn't always adhere to that goal. Threfore, he recommends Michael Kinsley's piece on the unnecessary verbosity of journalistic writing.

FLG liked this quote:
The software industry has a concept known as “legacy code,” meaning old stuff that is left in software programs, even after they are revised and updated, so that they will still work with older operating systems. The equivalent exists in newspaper stories, which are written to accommodate readers who have just emerged from a coma or a coal mine.

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