(F)low (C)harts LO30394

From: AM de Lange (amdelange@postino.up.ac.za)
Date: 07/22/03

Replying to LO30371 --

Dear Organlearners,

Terje Tonsberg <tatonsberg@hotmail.com> wrote:

>Maps, just like the e-mails that we send back and forth on this
>list and other information, are often just poor snapshots of the
>meaning behind them. I think they can transfer knowledge only
>to the extent that they can trigger others to think. This often
>means emphasizing a few ideas and even fewer links. Put too
>many links and me thinks you might as well shut off the light and
>say good night;-)

Greetings dear Terje,

I think it all depends on who is going to read that mind map or flow chart
for the same reason. What you have written applies surely to the
inexperienced reader. It is the LRC (Law of Requisite Complexity)
operating here.

It reminds me of detailed topographical maps. Once one has learned how to
digest information from them, they become extremely helpful to plan a
journey to a region never visited before.

With care and best wishes


At de Lange <amdelange@postino.up.ac.za> Snailmail: A M de Lange Gold Fields Computer Centre Faculty of Science - University of Pretoria Pretoria 0001 - Rep of South Africa

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