logical form doesn't make things meaningful
- common cormorant or shag ...
writing has expressive power beyond formal specification
cf. Michael Jackson and "What can we expect of formal verification?"
computing demands a broad range of writing skills
consider narratives in Jackson --- such as
the story of the plugger
lift maintenance challengesradiology equipment
when things don't work is when situations are hardest to describe
cf. user manual vs troubleshooting
when things go wrong in a computing scenario almost any explanation has to be entertained
cf. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
6, 6, 9, 8, 6, 8, 6 ?
scenes from shopping
-- computer and commonsense
-- WJ quote
age, level of English comprehension, context [research publication / lay audience /children]