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Subject:Re: Laura Lemay was my student! From:"Ivie, Guy" <GuyI -at- CORPMAIL -dot- FOLLETT -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 8 May 1997 14:29:00 PDT
My supervisor is interested in the book you alluded to in your PS and
PSS. Could you give me the title and ISBN for it? TIA.
GuyI -at- corpmail -dot- follett -dot- com
From: TECHWR-L[SMTP:TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 1997 11:01
Subject: Laura Lemay was my student!
Hey I know Famous Tech Writers, and Laura Lemay is one.
P.S. Thanks much to all who wrote to me about the BYTE magazine review
of my book and for telling me that Publish magazine chose my book on
document design as one of their "pics of the month" for April.
P.S.S. Those of you looking for guidelines about typography and online
documentation, I have researched this topic from 1900 to 1996 and have
compiled a rather extensive list of research-based guidelines in
Appendix C of my book, pp. 506-517. George Hayhoe is absolutely correct;
the literature is fragmented and many more studies need to be done. But
there is ample research that I was able to find that supports specific
choices for typography online. Moreover, I've found empirical evidence
that anyone who plans, writes, or edits online really should have a 21"
monitor because if you don't, the likelihood of missing errors and being
unable to revise for organization increases dramatically...