Re: OT: Tech writers and cookbooks

Subject: Re: OT: Tech writers and cookbooks
From: Mike Stockman <stockman -at- jagunet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 16:58:57 -0500

At 04:45 PM 1/30/2001 -0500, iluvvscotties -at- earthlink -dot- net wrote:

You're right -- cookbooks are the perfect source for examples of how NOT to write an index.

Only if you're new to cookbooks. For an example of one of the best indexes in *any* kind of publication today, see the Joy of Cooking. I would hope that most indexing classes hold it up as a goal for all indexers to someday achieve.

Sometimes I read the index just for inspiration when I'm indexing my own material (and don't even get me started on indexing one's own material).


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