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Subject:Writing Style (was ego) From:Stuart Selber <sselber -at- MTU -dot- EDU> Date:Fri, 12 Nov 1993 09:40:53 -0500
Brenda Rubens wrote an interesting article that examines the style/voice
in four computer manuals ("Phenomenology, Metaphor, and Computer
Documentation: A Move Toward A More Self Conscious Approach to Technical
Writing" _Journal of Technical Writing and Communication_ Vol. 14(1),
1984). While analyzing the text in these manuals, she makes good
distinctions between "cute" stuff and useful approaches to presenting
information in easy and accessable ways. Worth a look.
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