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Five types of writing for the Internet (modified after the presentation) Larry Press email@example.com http://bpastudio.csudh.edu/fac/lpress Writing is important to students, parents and employers Five types of writing on the Internet Conversations Short documents
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Five types of writing on the Internet
Collaborative writing – composite documents
Collaborative writing – jointly written documents
Collaborative writing – large groups (perhaps the general public)Writing for the Internet
Jason Fried, founder of 37 Signals, a leading software company speaking on what he looks for in an employee. Writing ability is the most important.
Writing (34 sec) All five criteria (2m 42sec)
Probably the most important thing and probably one of the surprises is you have to work with people who are good writers, Jason Fried, 2005.
(15 seconds)Joel Spolsky
Being able to write clearly, to write English clearly is more important to developing useful software than almost anything else and that's something you’re more likely to learn in the English department than in the computer science department, Joel Spolsky, 2009.
Would you like to have lunch today?
> Would you like to have lunch today?
Yes, what time and where?
> Yes, what time and where?
How about noon at Felippes?
Noon is great --- where is Felippe’s?
> Noon is great --- where is Felippe’s?
Near Union station --- here is a link:
Great -- I will meet you there at noon.
Terry Winograd and Fernando Flores developed this taxonomy in the 1980s when the Internet and email were beginning to catch on.
Answer: quickly and superficially, starting in the upper left hand corner.
59,573 page views by 25 users with average age of 30.5 and 8 years Web experience.
Even for first time visits to a site, half of the times were 12 seconds or less.
How many words can you read in 100 seconds?
Readers scan Web pages.
I would not have made this so long except that I do not have the leisure to make it shorter, Pascal, letter, 1656.
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A database or spreadsheet has a defined format. One may also suggest a template for a wiki.
Example1: Describe the best class you have taken at CSUDH
Example 2: Define a multiple choice exam question
Examples and discussion of the above