Thursday, February 11, 2010

design principle#48


 If you can't explain your ideas to your grandmother in terms 
that she understands,
you don't know your subject well enough.

Mathew Frederick

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  1. One's worst fear--having all one's blog disappear. I empathize with your fear and frustration, having to put so much effort into fixing things and looking for alternatives.

  2. Aha! This one strikes a chord. It explains succinctly what every technical writer working with highly complex subject matter needs to keep in mind. I worked many years as a manager of writers in high tech companies, and had to pound this into their heads every day. "Write it like you're telling your computerphobic mother how to accomplish the task."


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