Brevity of communicaiton

If brevity is next to Godliness, the trenchant beauty of the minimalist
log-line stands as its most ardent advocate: but what can be said of the equally
provocative — and growing need — for the full-length feature version of our
stories and, by conjecture, of our lives? Once separated by the subtlest of
fault lines, these two methods of delivering stories — one indexical and terse,
and the other, rich in its full-blown completeness — currently reside at
opposing ends of a fascinating chasm. Does daily, virtual posturing reduce our
capacity for long-form empathy? Does our personal link to heritage and history
lead only to traditional methods of recording our tales? Will one emerge as the
dominant narrative form, or can we have both?

via Design Observer