“Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.”
The first line in every paragraph summarize what paragraph is about. When an article is reduced to these summarizing sentences, they become summarizing paragraphs. This process can be repeated until the content is reduced to a couple of sentences. Concise Content uses this concept to create a succinct reading experience that responds to the amount of time and interest a user has for content.
As simple as possible, but nothing more
If a user is only interested in a facet of the content, they can reconfigure the content by searching for the word and have the content paired down to only related sentences.
Read between the lines
Finally, if the user has the time, desire, and energy to read the entirety of the content, a book in this example, then they always have the option to expand it all. Each part of this interface is designed to respond to the user’s desires, not just their screen size.