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A picture is worth 100 pages of legalese

Bob Kohn comic

Here’s a classic: In the legal battles over eBook price fixing, Bob Kohn got frustrated that no one was clear on the issues. And a judge ruled that his 100-page filing was excessive.

So he created a 5-page comic and submitted it as a legal filing.

Lesson: Failure to get a point across is always the fault of the communicator, not the listener. Try again — there’s always a creative way to be understood.

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P.S. If you’re not following this issue, you’re probably not aware of how the average author and reader is getting screwed.

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