Re: What sayest me... on Worthless TC Degrees

Subject: Re: What sayest me... on Worthless TC Degrees
From: "Sharon Burton-Hardin" <sharonburton -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "John Posada" <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 11:30:30 -0800

Well, it is finally time I jump in here. And I will regret it but I am
having a good morning...

Indexes are the primary way people find information in a book. It doesn't
matter if the book is brilliantly or badly organized, they still use the
index to find stuff. You know this because you are a user and it is how you
find stuff too. Therefore, the index is very important as the means our
readers use to find the brilliant and well organized words we write.

sharon

Sharon Burton-Hardin
President of the Inland Empire chapter of the STC
www.iestc.org
Anthrobytes Consulting
909-369-8590
www.anthrobytes.com

----- Original Message -----
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Cc: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, 24 March, 2000 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: What sayest me... on Worthless TC Degrees


| oh, BOY!!! is this going to get a reaction, but...
|
| > it was my minor on my master's. Good indexing is one
| > of my hot spots. If a
| > reference book does not have a good index, it's
| > worthless as far as locating
| > information. When I am forced to use the software
|
| An index is only that useful when the content of the
| book itself is so bad that it doesn't make sense.
|
| How is needing a section of the book to find a section
| of the book a good thing.
|
| Don't get me wrong...indexes are important...only
| because books are structured so poorly. If the book
| was arranged well, the index wouldn't be needed.
|
| =====
| John Posada, Merck Research Laboratories
| Sr Technical Writer, WinHelp and html
| (work) john_posada -at- merck -dot- com - 732-594-0873
| (pers) jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com - 732-291-7811
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