On how technology has changed the craft of writing, author Neil Gaiman remarked;
“Typing is not work. Choosing is work.”
Since moving from typewriters to computers, he noted, the average word count has blown out from 3-6,000 per article to 9,000 because "it’s not hard to include two ways of saying something”.
I can’t shake this insight because it says so much about how we behave. At work. At home.
When writers drafted in longhand, it was painstaking to...