Re: Google Doc in Comic Book Form

Subject: Re: Google Doc in Comic Book Form
From: jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2008 14:07:42 -0400

I would agree with your
critique, if I thought that the comic was meant to serve as a user
guide or reference manual. Since I see its genre as more executive
summary or white paper, it seems to do a good job. (A comic book as a
format for white papers is certainly intriguing.)

Jim Shaeffer

-----Original Message-----
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 12:51 am
Subject: Google Doc in Comic Book Form

Google explains its new browser and the technology
behind it in comic book form:

The friend who sent this to me said "A fabulous
technical presentation." However, I don't agree:
I think the information is hard to follow and
impossible to retrieve as you have no way to recall
which concepts were explained on which pages. The
individual explanations are fine but I think it
would have worked much better as, say, sets of pages
divided into different conceptual chunks.

Interesting idea, though...

-- Janice


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