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Subject:Re: Top ten books to own From:Mean Green Dancing Machine <aahz -at- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 8 Feb 1995 15:32:58 GMT
In article <D3Cp6s -dot- 6s4 -at- eskimo -dot- com>, Ned Bedinger <qwa -at- eskimo -dot- com> wrote:
> From the design angle (btw, do we all agree that document and style
> design are tech writer tasks?), I tout Don Norman's marvelous book
> "The Design of Everyday Things." He is not specifically concerned
> with document design, but his thinking is so seminal, his examples so
> totally recognizable, thinkable and meaningful as design topics that
> the book rates a 'truly great'. It speaks to usability, clarity of
> purpose, and lots of notions that can be applied directly to tech writing.
I agree with you. However, what I find ironic is that sources in Apple
who've seen Norman's e-mail tell me that _DoET_ *had* to have been
heavily edited by someone else.
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