short sweet and to the point

This will (hopefully) be a short post. After witnessing a lifetime of drawn out internet discussions where the point is thoroughly lost, I've come to truly appreciate the genius of the Tannaim and Amoraim of the Mishna and Talmud.

If a point could be intuited, they didn't say it. Every recorded word of theirs was novel and totally necesary. (words like succinct and brevity don't even come close)

When we discuss communication we often discuss the signal/noise ratio: How much of what we receive is useless noise, and how much actually carries information.

The Talmud and mishna as they were codified contain no noise
, it's all signal!.

B'ezrat HaShem I will be able to learn from their examples and pare down the noise, sticking (mostly) to the signal.


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