Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 20 Mar 1996 to 21 Mar 1996

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest - 20 Mar 1996 to 21 Mar 1996
From: Sharon Gunason <sgunason -at- INDYUNIX -dot- IUPUI -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 15:02:40 -0500

There is a new hypertext journal dedicated to being more than a
print-based journal on line. It's called kairos. There is an article in
there by Johndan Johnson-Eilola about the impact of hypertext and the
information explosion on business and technical writers.

It is certainly interesting, but I am not sure that it meets your
definition of good hypertext (perhaps because it was originally published
linearly). I am going to do a review of it for a project on hypertext in
my grad class: Computers in the Classroom. Would you be willing to share
your opinion of that article with me? I am particularly interested to se
if/how it meets your criteria for good hypertext. I'll share my
reactions with you afterward, if you like, but I don't want to prejudice
your opinion.

I have been a tech writer for many years and still teach tech writing as
well as freshman composition while I complete my MA here at IUPUI
(combined campus of Indiana University and Purdue University at
Indianapolis). I have experimented a bit with interactive fiction on the
net in an attempt to experiment with breaking down the linearity, but
brnaches, it seems to me, are just more complex lines.

Sharon Gunason
sgunason -at- indyunix -dot- iupui -dot- edu


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