I don't know how many of you have seen it, but over at WIRED, they did an article in
which they asked a series of writers to follow in the footsteps of
Ernest Hemingway and write an entire story in just six words.
Hemingway wrote "For sale: baby shoes, never used" and declared it
his finest work.
I have always been a fan of the Webby Awards and their restriction
of only 5 words for acceptance speeches. You can see the great
results here. I have
also just listened to the podcast
from IT Conversations
featuring Kathan Brown talking , in part, about how constraints
push creativity into new places. Along those lines and with a big
tip o' the hat the the genius behind the creation of the Big
Question - I have my only little contest going.
Let's see who can write the best lesson plan of learning objective
in only six words. I have also
posted this challenge on my humble blog and
would love to see the results go either place (I promise to share
all results in both places).
Let's have some fun and see what ideas constraints might bring
Harold Jarche picks up the
gauntlet first - here
Peter Isackson adds
one with an artistic feel
weighs in with
an over-arching set
Dave Lee jumps into
the mix with this
Lee Kraus has one
that really resonates
My buddy Brent
Schlenker has the Apple-induced six worder
Jay Cross make his move and brings some other
'possible' entries with him like one from Roger Schank. p.s.
Buy The Book.
joins the fray and
follows the narrative idea from the original WIRED story nicely.