Brevity is the essence of wit
Was it Mark Twain or Samuel Pepys who said "I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead."? No matter. You get the point.
I came across a new site (via badbanana) that you might find interesting. abriefmessage.com publishes 200 word treatise on design. It's a smart idea. It has smart design. Right now there's only one post - about the demise* of print. Worth visiting.
Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated.(Why is everything attributed to Mark Twain as if by default?)