Examples of good tech writing?

Subject: Examples of good tech writing?
From: "Larry Kunz" <larry_kunz -at- symantec -dot- com>
To: <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- TECHWR-L -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2006 09:58:10 -0600

How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures
for the Compleat Idiot, by John Muir.

Despite being highly nonmechanical, I used this book in the late '70s
and early '80s to keep my '64 Beetle going. I still don't know of a
better technical manual. It takes you from changing the oil to adjusting
the brakes to rebuilding the engine -- if you're so inclined.

Muir passed away years ago, but his successors have kept on updating his
book, now in its 19th edition. It strikes the perfect balance between
informative and whimsical. (If you don't think that can be done, buy the
book and see for yourself.) The illustrations are wonderful.

A reviewer on Amazon hit on just the right word for this book:

Larry Kunz
Symantec Corp.
Durham, NC, USA

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