Re: "Mapping" and Tech.Writing

Subject: Re: "Mapping" and Tech.Writing
From: Jim Curran <jcurran -at- VNET -dot- IBM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 8 Sep 1994 19:19:22 GMT

In <9409061743 -dot- AA11664 -at- expert -dot- cc -dot- purdue -dot- edu>, laila
<shamji -at- expert -dot- cc -dot- purdue -dot- edu> writes:

>I am taking a course entitled "Writing for the Computer Industry," and
>my instructor has a book called "The Power of Maps" by Denis Wood, as
>one of our required reading materials. However, I do not seem to
>understand the importance of 'mapping'in relation to technical

I haven't read the book (though I may now), but it sounds to me as if your
instructor is trying to impress upon you the importance of graphical

IMO, too many technical writers are not effective graphical communicators.
IMO, using graphics is absolutely essential to technical writing.

Jim Curran "All the day-glo freaks that used to paint
their face,
Information Developer They've joined the human race"

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