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        Michael Austin
        AskWoody Plus

        Here’s an interesting, surprising and instructive new chart from Visual Capitalist, Visualizing the Length of the Fine Print, for 14 Popular Apps“. Their list includes Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, LinkedIn, Microsoft and other common app platforms.

        Wow! As an astounding teaser I’ve screen-shotted the article’s page on my pivoting monitor:

        Fine-print

        Finance, social and tech founder. My new, planet-wide talk show, Casual Saints, is being readied for a May-ish 2020 😉 debut.

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        Lars220
        AskWoody Lounger

        Ha,  Thanks  Michael Austin,  here is a  Spoiler Alert:  The Winner Is:

        And-Winner-Is

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        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        Sadly, it just confirms the theory that lawyers are paid per word rather than any value they add… 🙁

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        ScotchJohn
        AskWoody Plus

        This just confirms the asymmetry between the ability of corporate lawyers to churn out infinitely long T & Cs, and the finite ability of the Version 1.0 human being to read them.  The OP writes that 97% do not read them; I’m surprised that as many as 3% DO read them.

        Corporations have not always been successful in defending the rights that they have imagined that they have created for themselves with these lengthy T & Cs.

        In the UK, we have an excellent organisation called the Plain English Campaign, who offer to scan T & Cs for excessively legalistic language.

        As an aside, Shakespeare’s plays have wordcounts between just under 15,000 (Comedy of Errors) and over 30,000 (Hamlet)

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        Michael Austin
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        As an aside, Shakespeare’s plays have wordcounts between just under 15,000 (Comedy of Errors) and over 30,000 (Hamlet)

        I ain’t herd about the Plain English Campaign group ’cause I’m in Noth Amurica 😉

        Visual Capitalist’s Nicholas LePan mention’s MacBeth’s 17K words in this 🙂

        Finance, social and tech founder. My new, planet-wide talk show, Casual Saints, is being readied for a May-ish 2020 😉 debut.

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