Re: Minimalism since 2000

Subject: Re: Minimalism since 2000
From: Wade Courtney <wade -dot- courtney -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Janoff, Steve" <Steve -dot- Janoff2 -at- teradata -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 14:08:47 -0700

No problem ;)

Wade

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 2:01 PM, Janoff,
Steve<Steve -dot- Janoff2 -at- teradata -dot- com> wrote:
> Sorry guys, I'm not trying to violate list protocol, or anybody's sense of fun, so if that's your M.O., then have at it.
>
> My original request has been fulfilled, and I thank everyone for that.
>
> As for the interest in a thoughtful discussion, maybe it's not desired by folks on the list, but at any rate I'll just respond if anyone wants to pick up the ball.
>
> Otherwise, my hat's off to everyone, have a happy Friday, and enjoy tippling whatever it is you like to tipple this evening.  (But don't tipple too far or you will fall over.)
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Steve
>
> PS - Special apologies to Wade -- didn't mean to offend.
>
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> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 1:43 PM
> To: Mike Starr
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> Subject: Re: Minimalism since 2000
>
> Isn't minimalism making an open window go to the task bar?
>
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 1:39 PM, Mike Starr<mike -at- writestarr -dot- com> wrote:
>> There are many who mistake minimalism for minimizing... reducing the
>> amount of content for the sake of cost control. That's not my
>> understanding of what minimalism is all about. My understanding is
>> that minimalism is providing tight content without extraneous verbage
>> and without unnecessary digressions.
>>
>> But then again, I'm only minimally knowledgeable about minimalism <grin>.
>>
>> Mike
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>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Janoff, Steve" <Steve -dot- Janoff2 -at- Teradata -dot- com>
>> To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
>> Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 3:27 PM
>> Subject: RE: Minimalism since 2000
>>
>>
>>> The people who make jokes about minimalism are showing that they
>>> don't know what it is.
>>>
>>> Yes, it's a ripe word for puns, but the puns do not reflect what
>>> minimalism is about.
>>>
>>> I'm still interested in discussing the topic in a thoughtful manner.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Steve
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References:
Minimalism since 2000: From: Janoff, Steve
Re: Minimalism since 2000: From: Collin Turner
Re: Minimalism since 2000: From: Bill Swallow
RE: Minimalism since 2000: From: Janoff, Steve
RE: Minimalism since 2000: From: Combs, Richard
Re: Minimalism since 2000: From: Wade Courtney
RE: Minimalism since 2000: From: Janoff, Steve
Re: Minimalism since 2000: From: Mike Starr
Re: Minimalism since 2000: From: Wade Courtney
RE: Minimalism since 2000: From: Janoff, Steve

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