June 17, 2008

Brevity is the soul of wit

Inspired by Michael Pollan's “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants” message to promote his book, “In defense of food: An eater's manifesto", Tara Parker-Pope asked readers "to submit their own 2-3-2 word sequences sharing advice for the rest of us."

The contest has since ended but why stop now? Add to the collective wisdom. Add comments here or at Parker-Pope's post. Just remember the rules: "Dispense wisdom. Don’t be gross. No profanity."

Be inspired by the list of winners. Speaking of brevity, what can you say in six sentences or in six words?

Note: Although I arrived at the above post by Parker-Pope via a Shifting Careers
blog post about the Webby awards, where the winners had to accept their awards using no more than five words), I just realized that coincidentally just an hour or so ago, I blogged about and quoted extensively from an article by Ms. Parker-Pope.

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