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Subject:RE: Tech writer as "user" From:bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 20 Aug 2002 15:09:57 -0500
The way I look at it is that if I use "too much" detail the more experienced users can just ignore or skip the stuff they don't need. If I don't use enough detail, assuming that the readers are going to know certain things, anybody who does need that information is going to have to waste time finding it somewhere else.
From: Bruce Byfield [mailto:bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: Tech writer as "user"
readers) than to make these assumptions. This approach doesn't involve
viewing the user as "witless and clueless" - just as someone new to the
material, or who doesn't know as much as you on this particular subject.
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