Re: [OT] How to compose email [WAS] Re: Removing the indent-string quote marker '>' in emails.
On Mon, Jan 04, 2010 at 01:41:51AM -0500, Celejar wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 17:00:11 -0800
> Freeman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I am forever struggling to keep posts brief, to be expeditious in editing
> > them down, to get to the point, to include vital details, and to somehow
> > avoid being disingenuous. %0
> "In the days when I was sitting in his class, he omitted so many
> needless words, and omitted them so forcibly and with such eagerness
> and obvious relish, that he often seemed in the position of having
> shortchanged himself ??? a man left with nothing more to say yet with
> time to fill, a radio prophet who had out-distanced the clock. Will
> Strunk got out of this predicament by a simple trick: he uttered every
> sentence three times. When he delivered his oration on brevity to the
> class, he leaned forward over his desk, grasped his coat lapels in his
> hands, and, in a husky, conspiratorial voice, said, "Rule Seventeen.
> Omit needless words! Omit needless words! Omit needless words!"
> -- E. B. White:
I've always thought there "should" be an html version of "The Elements of
Style" online. It would be a better use of federal dollars than most pork.