Read the latest Alertbox today on excessive verbiage. It's a good message. It seems like everything these days wastes my time.
Emails have 10 cycles of replies appended to the bottom so you can't find what you need. I have tried to cut and paste only parts that are relevant to my message.
Forms have so much garbage in them. But this is often because of legal constraints rather than human factors. Until we stop suing each other, this will continue.