Sir Harold Evans, interviewed by Edward Felsenthal, Time, 12 June 2017
EF: What kind of bad writing upsets you most?
HE: Writing that is deliberately designed to deceive–insurance policies, political statements. Business verbosity wastes money, confuses millions.
EF: Twitter certainly requires concision. Has it made any positive contributions to the practice of writing?
HE: Not much. Twitter’s wonderful for assertion. It’s absolutely useless for argument. You cannot deploy an argument of even the simplest kind in 140 characters.