Web style

Subject: Web style
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 1995 21:06:41 -0700

>The first group is convinced that it is usual on the WWW to enter
>brochure texts integrally, in an unshortened form.

>The second group is convinced that WWW texts have to be easily readable
>and in a restricted length.

They're both wrong, because they're asking the wrong question. It's not the
amount of material that needs to change, it's the organization.

Certainly the first group is wrong. They haven't understood the medium at all.

The second group sees that something is different, so they put up a
different form of paper document. They haven't yet understood that they must
use the new medium in its own characteristic way. Or perhaps they're afraid
to try. ...RM

Richard Mateosian http://www.c2.org/~srm/ President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro

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