Re: Best Documentation

Subject: Re: Best Documentation
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com>
To: Anthony Markatos <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2000 18:45:38 -0500

Anthony Markatos wrote:
> Tony Markatos responds (to Brent Jones below):
> Text is a very poor means of communicating procedural informal. Text is one
> dimensional; procedures (especially those associated with complex software
> systems) are multidimensional - different things happening at the same time
> and multi-branching. Graphics are much better because they allow one to
> clearly communicate the multidimensional aspect of procedure. And as you
> have found, properly "chucked" graphics are even better.
> All of the above is a major reason (there are others) why writting skills
> are of RELATIVELY minor importance in technical communications.

While it is said that one picture is worth a thousand words, good
writing is paramount. The title is Technical "writing" NOT technical
"drawing." IMNVHO, when graphics become crutches for poor writing, the
user suffers.



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