Re: Resources for learning Structured Writing?

Subject: Re: Resources for learning Structured Writing?
From: "Stuart Burnfield" <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:45:51 +0800

Yves, do you have a source that shows that DITA is based in any way on
Miller's infamously misunderstood magic number?

It was a source of exasperation to Professor Miller himself throughout
his long and productive career that he was mainly known in the wider
world for misapplications of this paper.

In-depth discussion on many myths around Miller's paper at Edward
Tufte's [1] site:
Âhttp://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0000U6&topic_id=1

Karen Schriver on Techwr-L:
http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/9808/techwhirl-9808-00667.html
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--- Stuart

From: Yves Barbion
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:09:51 +0200

By the way, DITA was not really developed "in response to Information
Mapping". This is a common misunderstanding because both
methodologies are
based on the same scientific research and principles, for example:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magical_Number_Seven,_Plus_or_Minus_Two
[2]


Links:
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[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Tufte
[2]
http://enwikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magical_Number_Seven,_Plus_or_Minus_Two


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