Monday, October 22, 2007

The Abstract: An Exercise in Absurdity

Wrote half an abstract for the Book WIHMD, and I was struck by the ridiculousness of the enterprise. What I'm basically saying is that I've got this great idea and it's going to take 250-300 pages to explain...and I'm saying this in 500 words. Can the abstract be anything other than an advertisement for its own insufficiency?