SMSing Shakespeare

From the BBC:

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”.