Chip Shots by Chip Griffin

Blackberry Brevity

I have decided to coin a new phrase today.  "Blackberry brevity."  I have realized that when I type emails on my Blackberry-esque device (it is actually a Palm Treo 700w), I often abbreviate — not only words, but I curb the length of my message to avoid having to do more thumb typing than absolutely necessary.

Unfortunately, this exagerrated conciseness can sometimes cause the recipient not to understand the meaning you were trying to convey.

This happened to me today, and when I wrote a follow up response in Outlook where I was not bashful about using words to be clear, it made much more sense.

Hence, the phenomenon of "Blackberry brevity."

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