Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Clarity and Clarification

One should always write clearly. It's not necessarily true that a simple sentence is clear. But the intent should be there. If something is meant to be ambiguous, it should be obviously so. If it is saying something, let it say that thing.

There are two sins to be considered:
1) is there complexity without clarity?
2) is there confusion without clarification?

These things, like the poisons of the classical past, can be made as clear as water. Stir with a unicorn's horn, or take up the pen that is mightier than the sword and strike the errors down.



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