"It takes intelligence, even brilliance, to condense and focus information into a clear, simple presentation that will be read and remembered."
- Mary Helen Briscoe (1995)
My Applied GIS professor included this quote on an assignment outline last semester. It struck me as an important concept. I want to be intelligent and brilliant. I often go on and on about things in my head, in conversation, or in correspondences. I don't think that pouring myself out in waves of words is bad, however I think there is value in learning how to distill myself into easily conveyed, to the point expressions. In other words, less tangents. Less back story.