"This may be the ravings of a mad man. But I speak to you only what seems right to me. I realize that much of this is "edge," but- the "base" is already clear. The things that are clear are already clear- I need not tell them to you. So if I speak edge, please understand." -- from Lion Kimbro's blog

The idea of speaking like a madman in the hopes that your audience has enough CommonContext to understand you is a (new?) but fairly common idea, but I don't think it has a name yet. Lion thought of a good one, though, which we maybe should adopt. To speak like this is to "speak Edge".

I think the above quote from Lion is a work of art, also. It's going in my quotes book. -- BayleShanks

Auh! I'm so embarrassed! But I'm also really flattered. :)

Embarrassed, in particular, because I realized what was wrong with the e-mail I sent to Aaron: It's too long! Which makes me think I need to write another entry, for CategoryDiscussion: KeepTheFirstMessageShort?.

It'll go like this: "When you are writing to someone for the first time, introducing yourself, or some idea, keep the e-mail short. blah blah blah blah blah." -- LionKimbro

"Rule 2: Leave out the 'blah blah blah blah blah' part." B-) --EvanProdromou



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