Monday, December 20, 2010

Email Length & Self-Imposed Constraints

I write long emails. I hate receiving long emails and I feel bad sending them.

Whenever I type out an email on a BlackBerry or iPhone though, I feel like I'm writing a normal email but when I see it on the computer later, it looks super short and to the point.

I think the combination of physical restriction and the illusion of long email due to constant linebreaking help me to edit. Also maybe the context to being out and doing something else helps too.

Maybe I should write my email in something that has like 30-40 characters per line to help me visualize the length of the communication I'm putting out.

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