Examples of good tech writing?

Subject: Examples of good tech writing?
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, R D <jaguarjam -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 16:49:28 -0500

Rich D wondered: <<Do you have a particular book, website, or instruction manual that you think really captures excellent technical writing? I'm returning to technical writing after a long absence and want to get inspired.>>

I'm told the "for Dummies" series of books is excellent, but I usually go straight to the advanced books and plow through them. O'Reilly Media has a well-earned reputation for overall excellence, and the "Missing Manuals" series they're co-publishing with David Pogue are all high but variable quality. For example, the Office X manual for the Mac is good but unexceptional, whereas Dave Pogue's "OS X Panther" missing manual was superb--the kind of thing every manufacturer or developer should ship with their product.

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