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Subject:Re: Get to the point? From:Annamaria Profit <inteltek -at- erols -dot- com> To:Peter <pnewman1 -at- home -dot- com> Date:Sun, 03 Sep 2000 14:06:33 -0400
I prefer the journalistic, approach:
Nice to know info
I scan the TOC, the exec summary, and the first paragraph of any
relevant chapter, then go to the index for specific info if I need it.
> Bruce Byfield wrote:
> > Getting to the point is a good idea in any modern writing. Modern
> > readers don't have the patience to endure (for example), a three
> > page introduction that starts with a man walking down a road, the
> > way that a couple of Thomas Hardy's books do. Personally, I like
> > a leisurely pace, at least in some moods, but it just doesn't
> > play for many readers today.