If brevity is the soul of wit…

… then this is its holy grail.

Seen on Craigslist today: “80108, a start-up mobile company, is looking for an enthusiastic supporter of Hillary Clinton to write SMS text messages about her campaign.”

Yep, reporting in 160 characters or less. Now that’s a challenge! Is this Web 0.002? “Please reply with your resume or short bio. Include 4 timely text message writing samples related to the Hillary Clinton campaign (limit to 160 characters, approx 10-15 words).”

I suspect “Hillary did something to make Rush angry” and variations thereof will not pass muster, however accurate it might be. How DOES one write worthwhile news updates – about anything! – in 10-15 words or less?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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