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Subject:White Papers? From:Dan Lupo <Dan_Lupo -at- CCMAIL -dot- US -dot- DELL -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 15 Dec 1995 09:26:04 CST
I would like to know what YOU think a white paper is. Is it a proposal? A
recommendation report? A position paper? These are terms I've gotten in
response to my question.
But rather than naming it, perhaps a more useful response would include
- what you think its purpose is (persuasive, transactional, both),
- who its intended audience(s) is(are), and
- what segments belong in the document (exec summary, purpose statement,
issues/criteria, cost, org impact, etc.).
I have a hunch that there will be no *right* answer, so please feel free to
preface your comments with "where I work [or "in my discipline"], a white