Re: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010

Subject: Re: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010
From: Jimmy Breck-McKye <jb527 -at- hotmail -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2010 18:40:53 +0100

'www.foobar.com' is simply more elegant than
'http://www.fo/ob/ar/06/2010.htm'. It's as much about the horrid and
rather distracting parsing of the url as plain old 'length'.

On 01/07/10 12:57, Mike Stockman wrote:
> On Jul 1, 2010, at 7:41 AM, punit shrivastava wrote:
>
>
>> Hi Guyz,
>> While surfing came across this information. May be some of you might be
>> interested in knowing this.
>>
>> http://ht.ly/235M1
>>
> For those who are wondering where the link leads, it goes to<http://www.mindtouch.com/blog/2010/06/23/the-top-10-best-technical-documentation-sites-of-2010/>. It ends up being something of an ad for Mindtouch (paraphrasing: most of those sites don't use our product, but you should!), but contains some information that people may find useful.
>
> But this brings up another question: why do people use URL shorteners when space is *not* short? I can see shortening URLs when all you have is 140 characters, but otherwise, what's the point (outside of hiding the destination of the link)? I readily admit I may be missing something...
>
> Mike
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The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010: From: punit shrivastava
Re: The Top 10 Best Technical Documentation Sites of 2010: From: Mike Stockman

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