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Subject:RE: Video vs The Written Word From:"Sandi Castle" <sandi -at- siberlogic -dot- com> To:"'Kevin Amery'" <kevindamery -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'Chris McQueen'" <chrism -at- docutechcorp -dot- com> Date:Thu, 22 Feb 2007 11:26:56 -0500
[snip] "Video is great for some types of communication, such as showing you
how to do something that's confusing to write about (a few months back
there was an argument about documenting dance steps: maybe you could
describe it in words or notation, but most people would understand a
whole lot quicker if you just showed them a video of it). But video is
not an alternative to text. It has different strengths and weaknesses."
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