how do you define short?

The example URL in the ALA press release entitled “ALA web site will feature short [sic] URLs” is, itself, this long: http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/statementspols/statementsif/librarybillrights.htm. To be fair, a 75 character URL will not generally break in mailreaders. I’m interested to see what the reception will be to this “improvement”.