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Dale Seng
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So many books (too many books) forget that people who are studying using a book look at one spread (two pages) at a time. After reading through HFE (twice!), then going back to some of my other books, I've become spoiled! Some books take the linear approach (write the whole dang book and let some mindless word processor paginate it). I guess one might guess that I don't appreciate that approach very much. It's obvious that with HFE, there was a lot of careful thought about what made-up the page / spread. I image discussions about maybe we have some extra room here, we could talk about this or that related thing. Or blast! We're running out of room here. I'd like to talk about this or that, but we need to be really tight here. Or, this is important enough to justify another page or two. Let me say that this makes the book much more pleasing and effective as a study guide than one with that linear approach.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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