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.


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.”


Teenie said...

Ah, Geo. You make my heart flutter.

george tannenbaum said...


Unknown said...

That Dorothy Parker comment is too long to Tweet. Whatever shall I do?

george tannenbaum said...

Oh, Heavens to Betsy. That is a tragedy.

Teenie said...

I think it may have been morning sickness.

Tore Claesson said...

I wish i was shot in art school