This is a bit off-topic, but some New Mandala regulars may enjoy my recent account of how academics deal with the challenges of brevity. It was presented at the Three Minute Thesis competition here at ANU. The competition requires doctoral students to present their thesis in just three minutes, with the use of only one power-point slide. After the eleven contestants presented, I provided some examples of how more experienced academics rise to this challenge.

For non-Australians, this may help explain the first image.