I’ll Be Brief

While the obsession with brevity is necessary, in an information soaked age, and while lucidity and clarity benefit from concision, there are still some things that need the longer narrative.  You can’t tell every story well in 140 characters.

So if you have something concise to say, say it briefly.

But don’t eschew the complex, the intricate or the “long story”, because it doesn’t suit every busy person in your audience.  Some things are worth delving into in full detail.

Twitter fails to tell big stories, with context and nuance.  iTunes doesn’t let you experience the longer musical work as if it were a single musical sentence (movement, or “Satz”).  We’re too easily distracted to follow along for long enough.

So, say it as simply as possible, but no simpler.

We still need sagas, but not everything needs to be one.

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You can find out more about me here: https://michaeltopic.wordpress.com/. There aren’t many people that exist in that conjunction of art, design, science and engineering, but this is where I live. I am an artist, a musician, a designer, a creator, a scientist, a technologist, an innovator and an engineer and I have a genuine, deep passion for each field. Most importantly, I am able to see the connections and similarities between each field of intellectual endeavour and apply the lessons I learn in one discipline to my other disciplines. To me, they are all part of the same continuum of creativity. I write about what I know, through my blogs, in the hope that something I write will resonate with a reader and help them enjoy their own creative life more fully. I am, in summary, a highly creative individual, but with the ability to get things done efficiently. Not all of these skills are valued by the world at large, but I am who I am and this is me. The opinions stated here are my own and not necessarily the opinion or position of my employer.
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