Of course, Seth Godin always says it best, so I won’t repeat him. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the growing popularity of short-form writing. Many would point to this tendency as a sure sign of societal decline, but I have to disagree.
Instead of grousing about the decreasing attention spans of the culture at large, I’d rather imagine that we have finally reached a point where the short message is valued by virtue of saying exactly what needs to be said and no more. Our attention spans are not “short” but “concise.”