Getting Real by 37 Signals



Reading this online book about building successful web-based apps and business philosophies, and already in the first chapter I'm totally inspired. I guess that's the point of an introduction paragraph, huh.

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all sentences short or avoid all detail and treat subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.

—From "The Elements of Style" by William Strunk Jr.