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  • Bob Waite
  • ACM Journal of Computer Documentation
  • 2002
In a series of publications, Edmond Weiss describes the change in both programming and technical writing from an artistic craft to an engineering discipline. The change brought numerous benefits to the users and readers, to the programmers and writers, and to the companies they work for. In exchange for those benefits, Weiss says, writers had to give up(More)
  • Bob Waite
  • ACM Journal of Computer Documentation
  • 1998
T he "classic reprint" featured in this issue of JCD is one of the first published essays on usability testing of documentation. The Atlas article offers practical advice on weeding out user problems from a draft document. This article had a unique place when it was first written, and at the age of almost 18 years, it still holds up well, a remarkable trait(More)
  • Bob Waite
  • ACM Journal of Computer Documentation
  • 2001
Each August, the ACM Journal of Computer Documentation reprints a classic article, book chapter, or report along with several analytical commentaries and a response by the author of the classic document. In this context, a “classic” document means one that was published at least five years ago but is no longer in print. It also means one that raises issues(More)
  • Bob Waite
  • ACM Journal of Computer Documentation
  • 2001
Each August, the ACM Journal of Computer Documentation repnnts a classic article, book chapter, or report along with several analytical commentaries and a response by the author of the classic document. In this context, a "classic" document means one that was published at least five years ago but is no longer in print. It also means one that raises issues(More)
The extent and nature of direct caregiver intervention in peer social encounters among 12 infants were studied in a day care setting. Interventions were common, with almost half of them solicited by the infants; they tended to concentrate on problematic exchanges and to ignore positive ones; and they appeared to be aimed at fairness and the shaping of(More)
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