A one word article was the shortest ever published in the New York Times. The title: “When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?” The entire article: “No.”
A Short Story About the Shortest Story to Ever Run in The New York Times (Which Ran in the Print Edition Last Friday)
An article that appeared in Friday’s edition of The New York Times has the distinction of being the shortest article in the history of the publication.
The article, by Daniel Victor, read in its entirety: “No.”
The meaning of the piece was provided by its headline, which read: “When I’m Mistakenly Put on an Email Chain, Should I Hit ‘Reply All’ Asking to Be Removed?”
The story appeared in the paper’s business section, with the text supplemented by a considerable amount of white space. A tag at the end of the story read: “The New York Times’s internal email system contributed to this report.”
Victor wrote a follow-up story explaining the original story, in which he noted that it began when an email thread going around the new… Continue Reading (2 minute read)