Re: communication of another sort

Subject: Re: communication of another sort
From: Jonathan Leer <jleer -at- LTC -dot- MV -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 09:56:09 -0300

This is the wave of the future. News available (or technical =
documentation) to the masses with multiple media elements. The neat =
thing about it is that it returns power to the viewer who can =
selectively jump around to find what's pertinent to him/her. You don't =
have to wait for the anchorman to finally get the news across after =
beating us to death with his opinion. Sure editorial is fine, but if I =
want the facts, this new wave allows me to say "forget this" and skip to =
some other (more factual) segment.

As usual, only the few with the technical resources to view/hear the =
various media segments can become enlightened.

Jon Leer
Leer Technical Communications

"Taking the technical manual to new dimensions"

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From: Matthew B. Hicks[SMTP:matt -at- UNIDATA -dot- UCAR -dot- EDU]
Sent: Thursday, June 13, 1996 7:38 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: communication of another sort

For those who haven't seen it, the NYTimes online just opened a photo
essay site on the end of the war in Bosnia. The text and photos are by
French photographer Gilles Peres and there are some voice annotations =
from
him as well, which I find more interesting than many of the photos. The
site is titled "Bosnia: Uncertain Paths to Peace" and I think it's worth
taking a look at -- plan on spending a few hours to work your way =
through
the site, more if you want to absorb the story the pictures tell. The =
URL
is http://www.nytimes.com/bosnia/

I feel this is relevant to our forum as an example of one approach to
communicating complex information, as well as an interesting use of the
Web.

One note: All the photos on a page link to the next page; they are
not links to different places. The narrative is linear, with two forks.
This may not be typical hypertext, but I didn't find myself distracted =
by
wondering which link would be the most interesting or how I could make
sure I didn't miss anything as I jumped around.

Another note: There is no gore; no corpse shots. The focus is on the
survivors, who are nonetheless victims.

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-Matt Hicks matt -at- unidata -dot- ucar -dot- edu
"This planet just stepped over the line, assemble the giant robot!"
-Dick Solomon, "3rd Rock from the Sun"

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