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Title: Don't forget to put the cat out! Why collaborative hypermedia and everyday writing pass one another by <HTML>
Authors: Dillon, A.
Maynard, S.
Keywords: Hypermedia
Writing practice
Authoring technology
Issue Date: 1995
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: This item is not the definitive copy. Please use the following citation when referencing this material: Dillon, A. and Maynard, S. (1995) Don't forget to put the cat out! Why collaborative hypermedia and everyday writing pass one another by. The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia: Applications and Research, 1, 135-153.
Abstract: Hypermedia technology is seen as offering potentially innovative support for the process of writing as much as information access and reading. However, authoring environments to date have had little impact in the real-world production of text. One possible reason is our poor conceptualisation of current writing practice. In the present paper, 31 adult writers kept diaries of their writing activities over the course of one week. The results indicate that for most people, real world writing is a short communicative act aimed at a limited audience and that technological support for such writing is less likely to resemble a hypermedia workstation than a portable personal communication device. Implications for work in the design of authoring tools are developed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1151
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