Tuesday, October 23, 2012

#296 / TL;DR

I have known about the "KISS" principle for a long time, but I had never really heard of "TLDR" until just a few days ago. 

"TLDR" means "Too Long Didn't Read." It is sometimes written out in this way: "TL; DR." As you can see from the image at the top of the page you can actually buy a rubber stamp to use, to make this point, should you want to. According to Tim Tosta, a pretty well known California lawyer, a significant number of his clients are now taking this position with respect to his advice letters. You can see Tosta's take on the phenomenon right here

TLDR, of course, goes right along with the KISS principle. If it's too complex, if it's too long, I'm not even going to read it. 

I am all for the KISS principle where politics is concerned. I am not so sure about the TLDR principle, though: 


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