Time, Money, Opium and Page Counts

Then what is time again?

One of Seth’s recent posts reminded me of this little gem from Volunteers (see the dialogue clip below the fold).

If less is more and more is better then less is better, right? Something about the commutative principle? Actually, that is right, at least in Proposal Land.

The next time you’re trying to stuff 10 pages of response into a 2-page limit (or even just the next time you have 10 pages of response), think of Seth’s rant on lo-fi communication. And then think “better.” Not more.

Because better is better.

As for opium, time, and money, well, you’re going to have to work that one out for yourself.


CHUNG MEE
Opium is my business. The bridge means more traffic. More traffic means more business. More business means more money. More money means more power.

LAWRENCE
Before I commit that to memory, would there be anything in this for me?

CHUNG MEE
Speed is important in business. Time is money.

LAWRENCE
No, you said opium is money.

CHUNG MEE
Money is money. And money is my objective.

LAWRENCE
Then what is time again?