Sunday, November 27, 2005

Cool Tool: The Curtis Creek Manifesto

Seems like more and more I can depend on Kevin Kelly and his Cool Tools blog to provide some thought provoking insight. Tonight's cool tool - a fly fishing manual.

Yep, you read that right. What makes this manual interesting is that it is written as a cartoon. As Kevin points out, cartoons are one of the most dense ways to pack information into a book.

I find this interesting, because as a programmer, I'm always curious how others solve the problem of packaging information. I do it with programming languages - where the goal is to have a concise program that is easy to read and understand.

Hmmm, I wonder if I could invent a cartoon based programming language? Or maybe we should use cartoons for the documentation? I guess the more serious question is to contemplate why cartoons are so dang effective.

Like I said, stuff to think about.


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