Re: Examples of good tech writing?

Subject: Re: Examples of good tech writing?
From: "Julia Countryman" <julia -at- dreamcatcher-media -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 06:30:05 -0800

I'll chime in here as well--I like to find the info and get to what I want
to get done, and I find the tone of Idiot and Dummies books condescending
and annoying, so I just don't buy them anymore. I think I bought one,
Dating for Dummies, and it really didn't contain anything that I didn't
already know.

Julia Countryman
DreamCatcher Media Services, Inc.
Photography, Videography, Writing Services, and MacGuyvering

Jim Guarino wrote:
> Just one man's opinion, but I have stopped reading the "Idiot" and
> "Dummies"-type books, because I find the breezy tone extremely annoying.
> They often seem to say in 100 words something that could just as easily be
> said in 10, and when looking for help with a new concept, I am an
> reader. For what it's worth.

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