Layering as a safety net for minimalist documentation

@inproceedings{Farkas2008LayeringAA,
  title={Layering as a safety net for minimalist documentation},
  author={David K. Farkas},
  year={2008}
}
In making this argument I look broadly at computer documentation. I classify the various forms of computer documentation and consider the degree to which the various categories are minimalist (or can be minimalist) in character and how amenable each category is to the layering strategy. While there are various ways to classify computer documentation, I have found it most useful to delineate these four fundamental categories: 

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