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Subject:RE: Information Mapping From:Richard Lewis <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:"Donald H. White" <trlbldr -at- comcast -dot- net>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 2 Nov 2006 07:05:17 -0800 (PST)
"Donald H. White" <trlbldr -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:
A writer organizes her or his material by subject and subordination. IM calls this "chunking" information, as if it patented the phrase. Personally, I call it
"outlining," whether the writer writes an outline or organizes one in his or
her head.. . .. . .
And there in lies the problem: As you say, most "chunking" techniques are, in essence, the same as outlining. When we talk about "chunking" (i.e., partitioning) what we are really talking about is analysis. Is outlining an adequate analysis tool? Not if one believes that analysis of other than trivial systems requires the rigor or modeling.
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