“I didn't have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote you a long one.” — Mark Twain
I am going to intensify my effort on concision. I might lose some occasional week post: later, shorter, and better is preferable to earlier, longer, and worse.
“How do we convince people that in programming simplicity and clarity - in short: what mathematicians call elegance - are not a dispensable luxury, but a crucial matter that decides between success and failure?” — Edsger W. Dijkstra
In programming, “elegance” is essential in a painfully obvious way. But elegance is important out of programming; in any communication, or creation.1
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Words should be weighed, not counted.” — Yiddish proverb.
Too short? Read further with the Pareto Principle, and this thread:
trylks @trylksThink of information overload with channels that are 4x human speech,l Information may be wisdom, or it may be propaganda and lies transferred directly to your brain Before increasing quantity, increase quality. To increase quality, decrease quantity, be more selective https://t.co/1t5pWoVYvX
PS: post partially motivated by:
Writing may be the best way to transfer thoughts from one person to many others. That is a great power, and elegance multiplies it. This thread is a good compilation of quotes about writing, and several aspects of elegance are prevalent in it: