Re: Reading and Editing--thinking in pictures

Subject: Re: Reading and Editing--thinking in pictures
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 16:46:53 -0400


Thanks for that contribution to the discussion. What I understood most of the posters to be saying was along the lines of, "_I_ process reading _this_ way, and maybe a lot of other tech writers do that also," rather than, "everyone must do it this way." I think all of us understand that there are different ways people process information. By recognizing our own preferences and learning about others, we should improve our abilities to communicate with diverse audiences. Examining our premises, as you note, is always a good thing.


"Geneve Gil" wrote:

>Anyone interested in this discussion may want to check out Thinking in
>Pictures, in which an autistic woman engineer with a Ph.D. describes what it
>is to literally think purely in visuals. *Without language.* A book to make
>you really notice how you think--and examine the premise that all thought is
>rooted in linguistic cognition.

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