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24 September 2014

Going further in fewer words

Astrophysicist Roberto Trotta’s forthcoming book ‘The Edge of the Sky’ takes an interesting approach to language and its constraints. He writes about a mind-bogglingly huge subject — the universe, and everything in it. But he uses only the most common 1000 words in the English language.

What do you think of this self-imposed constraint?

What would some of your everyday communication look like if you followed these limits?

About the book: http://robertotrotta.com/
The thousand words: http://robertotrotta.com/1000-words-list/

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