Re: The End Of Technical Writing

Subject: Re: The End Of Technical Writing
From: Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 11:57:15 -0700 (PDT)


Data flow diagrams are a very different animal than
logical (i.e., If-Then-Goto decision branching)
flowcharts. Basically, DFDs are an analysis tool
showing flow of data, and logical flowcharts are a
design tool showing flow of control. Showing flow of
control on a DFD is a mortal sin to a DFD purist.

Only by following the flow of data can we perform a
rigorous task analysis.

Tony Markos

--- margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net wrote:

> Tony,
> So far, from reading your more detailed description,
> I'm envisioning what we dinosaurs used to call
> flowcharts. Maybe if you called them flowcharts,
> too, more people would understand what you're
> talking about. Of course I use flowcharts. Everyone
> does ;-)
> Dick

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