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New York Times reports will consist of a sentence.

Wednesday, 1 April, 2015

Yes, it is April 1st, but this is not a Fool’s Day prank. The New York Times has developed an app to provide news reports for the Apple watch, which will consist of a sentence. “Readers can swipe through these stories and get a quick glance, if they only have a few seconds and want to get caught up,” said Andrew Phelps, a senior product manager at the newspaper.

BTW, he could have saved a word by using “catch up” instead of “get caught up” there.

Wikipedia disapproves: “One sentence does not an article make.” And the NYT should note that the one-sentence discipline is a tough one: “After nine years, I’ve decided to shut down One Sentence,” wrote the proprietor of One Sentence, 3,1932 minutes ago.

Finally, long before the Apple Watch was imagined at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino, the Roman poet, Horace, warned: Brevis esse laboro, obscurus fio (“I struggle to be brief, and become obscure.”)

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