Re: Technical Writing Defined at Last

Subject: Re: Technical Writing Defined at Last
From: Scott Gray <scotty -at- CM -dot- MATH -dot- UIUC -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 19:24:16 -0600

Nea,

The computer gives us more than that! Now technical writing can be ...

"What people DO on the way to doing something"

Re: http://www.useractive.com/tutorial

At my site people learn HTML and JavaScript while DOING HTML and
JavaScript.

Scott


Scott Mills Gray
scotty -at- cm -dot- math -dot- uiuc -dot- edu
http://www.useractive.com

"I hear and I forget, I see and I forget, I do and I forget" -- confused.


On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Nea Dodson wrote:

> My rule of thumb has always been "technical writing is what people read on
> their way to doing something."
>
> It's not a particularly elegant definition, perhaps, but think about it; tech
> writing basically tells you how to do something as you do it (set up a VCR,
> use software) or teaches you something so that you can put the book down and
> do it (repair a car, code HTML, etc.)
>
> Nea Dodson
> neadods -at- aol -dot- com
> "Science, demystified, is just another nonfiction subject."
> -- W. Zinsser
>
>
>

http://www.documentation.com/, or http://www.dejanews.com/



Previous by Author: Re: Tutorials
Next by Author: Re: FrontPage 98 Beta Frustrations
Previous by Thread: Re: Technical Writing Defined at Last
Next by Thread: Re: Technical Writing Defined At Last


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads