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The New Writing Environment: Writers at Work in a World of Technology Mike Sharples

The New Writing Environment: Writers at Work in a World of Technology

Mike Sharples

Published June 1st 1996
ISBN : 9783540760115
Paperback
278 pages
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Information technology is changing the way we write. Special features such as outliners, spelling checkers and graphic facilities have transformed word processors into document processors- document processors have, in turn, integrated with otherMoreInformation technology is changing the way we write. Special features such as outliners, spelling checkers and graphic facilities have transformed word processors into document processors- document processors have, in turn, integrated with other electronic resources such as e-mail and the Internet to provide a complete writing environment. The New Writing Environment examines the knowledge that is needed in order to develop, use and evaluate computer-based writing environments. The emphasis is firmly on practical issues: tasks performed by writers at work, problems they encounter, and documents they actually produce. Writing is defined within a wide social and organisational context, in order to give an accurate assessment of how the new technology affects the social and cooperative aspects of authorship. The result is a wide-ranging and comprehensive assessment of the relationship between writing and computers.