The Society of Text, Hypertext, Hypermedia, and the Social Construction of Information

The MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass. 1988, English text 452 pp.

Text, ConText, and Hyper Text presents recent developments in three related and important areas of technical communication: the design of effective documentation, the impact of new technology and research on technical writing, and the training and management of technical writers. The contributors, drawn from universities and from industry, describe new research and information on such topics as the impact of human factors on screen design and on the designing of online help, the impact of desktop publishing on documentation, visual literacy and graphic design, artificial intelligence and documentation processing (data acquisition, automated formatting in expert systems, document databases), the uses of Hyper Text in documentation, and the future of technical writing.


updated 1993