Saturday, September 6, 2008

Welcome to our third week of classes!

In class on Friday, I asked you to consider the "genre" and the "intended audience" of the book Inviting Disaster.  Many of you were astute to comment that this book was certainly not written for engineering professionals.  If this is the case, what elements of the book (style, content, or other) lead you to this conclusion?  Another interesting question is this: why would people be interested in a book like Inviting Disaster?  Finally, based on what you've read, does the author do a good job, via his writing style, of engaging you as a reader, of making you want to reader further?  What is it about his writing that does or does not make you want to continue reading?  I look forward to reading your comments on any or all of the ideas I've raised here.