Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Please pass this along to everyone you know.
I just want to write.
I want to take a complicated client problem and derive a simple solution that has a
positive impact ultimately on sales.
I don't want to do timesheets.
I don't want to go to meetings.
I don't want to deal with the new new new thing which is in the end only an ephemera.
I don't want to deal with backstabbing and undercutting and politics.
Or big egos compensating for small dicks.
I want to be left alone to write.
I think it would be good for business. Your business.
But maybe my desire is as out-dated as the machine in the picture above.
TEN MINUTES LATER:
I just saw an article in the online New York Times on the 50th Anniversary of "Elements of Style," the guide to writing well. I found this mid-way through the piece.
“If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers,” Dorothy Parker once wrote, “the second-greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of ‘The Elements of Style.’ The first-greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.”
Posted by george tannenbaum at 3:10 PM