Re: OT: Tech writers and cookbooks
One of my biggest complaints about some cookbooks is the indexing. If you wantto see lots of examples of lousy indexes, look at a bunch of cookbooks. If I
have eggplant on hand and want to find recipes for using it, it isn't helpful if
the only index reference is to Golden Crunchy Eggplant Surprise.
Worse, yet, are those that list it only as Mary Jane's Golden Crunchy Eggplant Surprise -- which is very tedious for the millions of readers who never heard of Mary Jane, so wouldn't think to look under "M" for a recipe for a vegetable such as eggplant. Yuck.
You're right -- cookbooks are the perfect source for examples of how NOT to write an index.
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