RE: Of myth and reality

Subject: RE: Of myth and reality
From: "Bill Swallow" <wswallow -at- nycap -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2002 23:07:31 -0400

::: >> What would a 1-page MIF file demonstrate?
::: It would demonstrate how easy (or difficult) it is to write
::: within the
::: single-source discipline.

Are you kidding? A 1-page MIF won't show you anything. A 100 page MIF
will show you a bunch of stuff, but none if ot will really mean anything
in and of itself.

::: >> Why would you try to [thread together pedagogical
::: material, procedure,
::: >> and reference material into a single block]?
::: Pedagogical, procedural, and
::: >> reference material often go in separate documents, never
::: mind about
::: >> separate text blocks. I don't see a connection to single
::: sourcing here.
::: Because I'm trying to save effort; isn't that the idea?

If you have information that is entirely unrelated, that won't be used
together (or will in a very minimal capacity), how are you saving affort
by trying to single-source it? Your content would have minimal
"overlap", and therefore would cause the single-source effort to fail
(or at least be minimally effective).

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