Example of synopsis?

Subject: Example of synopsis?
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 09:01:18 -0400

Harry Husted wonders: <<Can someone give me a good example of a synopsis. I
don't want just an explanation of one I want an example of one.>>

Yup: "The Oxford English Dictionary offers a synopsis of all English
literature ever written." <g> You didn't specify what type of synopsis
you're looking for, so it's pretty hard to provide an example that's useful
to you. But consider the following synopsis of techwr-l: "All technical
writing, all the time." Or, in a bit more detail: "Techwr-l is a discussion
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tools experience, in which members of the community can obtain answers to
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