BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Literary classics become txt msgs: "Some of English literature's greatest masterpieces have been condensed into a few lines of text message to help students revise for exams.
The service condenses classic works such as Bleak House and Pride and Prejudice into a handy aide-memoire.
For example, Hamlet's famous line: 'To be or not to be, that is the question' becomes '2b? Nt2b? ???'.
A university professor claims it 'amply demonstrates text's ability to fillet out the important elements in a plot'."
Here's an example of an entire plot, taken from the article's sidebar. Now you won't have to waste your time seeing the new movie version of Pride and Prejudice:
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