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Chrome, Jargon, and our Audience

From: Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 09:26:51 +0100
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Hi all,

So it seems to me that our discussions regarding Chrome and Jargon  
seem to be intensifying because (as far as I know) we haven't  
identified the audience for our document. It seems we are writing for  
the general public or a mildly technical audience. It seems to me  
that this is a mistake - the audience for these guidelines seem to me  
to be Software Engineers and Application Developers. If this is the  
case we should use the terminology (this is not jargon) used by the  
target domain. If we are going to make a distinction between content  
and the tool used to display and manipulate it we should keep to the  
terminology of the audience domain and not try to invent our own.


Simon Harper
University of Manchester (UK)

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