Too many times, we read endless posts that are not concise enough. People are busy these days, and they are smart enough to get the concept the first time you tell them.
If you want to emphasise the message, you can say it twice. You can add an example or two, maybe a link, but then that’s enough; there’s no use in writing long posts that says little.
If you have little to say, write little. If you have nothing, write nothing. In the information-overload era, it’s unnecessary to add stuff over stuff, especially when this stuff says nothing. Of course, you could say the same about this post, but at least it’s short.
While I was doing my Ph.D. my research group was working on an obscure technology; I remember only a few people all over the world were into this technology and it was quite hard and difficult to use; it required special hardware, and the tools and development libraries available were…
I’ve always thought of Basecamp as a quasi-indie company because of their approach to things (the rebuttal of the unicorn culture, the focus on quality of life, on what a company should be and so on), so it was weird to see the huge number of people that is leaving the company.
I’ve read this recap, which seems quite clear (maybe a little bit biased, but not that much IMO); I‘ve always felt that discussing politics and society in general, as well as books, music and culture, is a good thing in order to breath fresh life every now and then.
Maybe I’m biased, but Basecamp is not the company I would have bet would have put this kind of policy.
Do you have any opinion?
A few days ago my boss told me that he was about to publish a job post where he was looking for a lazy developer. It might seem counterintuitive, but laziness is a quality for a developer. Or at least, it is according to some people. …