RE: Tech writer as "user"

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.

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From: Bruce Byfield [mailto:bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 3:11 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Cc: TECHWR-L
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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