Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) on conciseness:
|I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.|
Brevity and conciseness are signs of an organised mind; ramblings and vacuous statements are signs of an empty mind trying desperately to hide its emptiness from other people.
P/S: The Crick and Watson paper was one page long. If you have never read it, perhaps now is a good time.