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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Extreme QA?

Back in 2002, James Canter and Liz Derr wrote a paper on "Extreme QA."

While I don't agree with everything in the article, and I think their use of the term is ... questionable, I do like when people are thinking, trying new things, and writing about the process. Overall, it's an interesting article; you can read it here.

There are also numerous examples of what I would call, well, "bad writing" in the document. That is to say, the authors might have something interesting to say, or they might just be filling up words ... I can't be sure. If you find such examples, or you think I'm completely wrong and judgmental, please, let me know in the comments section. :-)

UPDATE: I'm re-reading the article and continuing to think critically. I don't want to bias you (too much), but let's just say - take it with a grain of salt.

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