100 words 002
I want to know how it feels to write every day. But it’s not really just about writing. It’s about writing within constraints.
Design requires constraints. It’s a tired old cliché, but there’s something to it. Without constraints, is design even possible? Or is it then art? (not there’s anything wrong with art; I’m just trying to differentiate it from design: notice I didn’t say “just” art.)
The 140 characters of a tweet. The column inches of a newspaper story. The width of a button on an interface. These are all constraints.
It’s not just about writing. It’s about editing.