Saturday, February 05, 2005

Textual Coordination 1.2

Here's a rather famous case of annotation -- the drafting of the Declaration of Independence. For a long time, we've found this process useful:
  1. Create draft (text 1)
  2. Annotate (text 2) to guide...
  3. future revision (text 3)
  4. repeat as needed

Rough draft of the Declaration of Independence Posted by Hello

This image comes from the Library of Congress website. Check out the images of the correction flap in the up and down position. Annotation = textual co-location.

(Notice there are far fewer revisions to the draft of the Gettysburg Address. It's so much harder to write by committee!)

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