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Subject:Re: OT: How to write 85,000 books From:Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Sat, 9 Oct 2010 15:29:41 -0700
The downside of Philip M. Parker's work is that he is passing off his
loosely structured information repositories as authored works, which
leads to a misunderstanding about the role of the author. He said it
himself that he sees these books as helping to distribute information
to areas with limited connectivity to broader information sources.
Read that as both technical and sociological limitations.
I think these "books" could serve as a research assistant: "Collect
information on this topic, for this time range, and present the
findings in this order". Then we could further distill and organize
the information into real content, or branch off into deeper research
based on what the computer found.
Come to think of it, that's how I work with engineers. ;-)
On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 8:53 AM, David Neeley <dbneeley -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> A fascinating writeup about a man who has "written" 85,000 books
> within the last five years.
> While there is obviously a "catch"--it actually may have application
> withing the next few years for more of us.
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