Write Less

If we wish to count lines of code, we should not regard them as lines produced but as lines spent


The same applies to technical writing. Theres a tendency to think that the more is written, the better. It is wrong: given the same information content, a shorter piece of prose is easier to understand, up to a reasonable limit.

To communicate effectively, write a bullet-point list of ideas that you need to get across. Then, write a short paragraph in simple language that communicates these ideas precisely.