RE: tech writer bookshelf/Tufte

Subject: RE: tech writer bookshelf/Tufte
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 11:39:52 -0800

All Tufte's book are well worth reading & IMO owning. See reviews of all 3
books at:


Some time ago there was a discussionon the list about the [apocryphal?]
story of Tufte's version of the Challenger debacle & how bad design/graphics
played a role in that... I will NOT recap it, 'cept to say "Go look in the
archives!" to echo the recent thread on how y'all oughta find things fer
yerselves if ya care enuf to know 'bout 'em...

> -----Original Message-----
> Subject: Re: tech writer bookshelf
> Mike wrote:
> > What other suggestions for good books would you have?
> A classic for tech writers is Tufte's "The Visual Display of
> Quantitative Information". I've heard he has newer publications
> as well.

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