I now think it is about trimming. Cut, cut, cut, add, and cut. Can I express what I need to say most, in the fewest characters possible?
So many things call our attention, yet the time is getting shorter. A single day used to have 50 hours. Now it is 24. They say you can do a lot of things within 24 hours. Yes, but.
As long as the message is understandable, lean, and entertaining the medium can be anything. And reading is usually the most time and attention consuming method. I think we still rely on writing largely because we are used to. If someone invent a tool that churns out visual messages as we type or speak into it, or even better a tool that is hooked to our brain and takes out the image (with audio) directly, then that’s the beginning of the end of writing era. It is not so far away.