RJN Interview in "PAGES OF" Magazine

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RJN Interview in "PAGES OF" Magazine

Post by RJN » Sat Mar 29, 2014 6:49 pm

Here is an interview I did recently for "PAGES OF" magazine.
http://pagesofmagazine.com/apod/
In this interview I try to explain some of the reasons why I write my APODs the way I do. Have a look!

- RJN

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Re: RJN Interview in "PAGES OF" Magazine

Post by MargaritaMc » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:51 am

Excellent article. I especially was taken with this:
The hyperlinks, however, are really the place where the greatest understanding is conveyed. ... Many times a good link will free me from explaining something in detail that many readers would find boring or overly pedantic. I visualise a good link like a powerful skyscraper jutting out of the screen, adding valuable depth to an otherwise too-flat explanation.
I like the skyscraper analogy. It's complementary to the image I have, of the hyperlinks in the Apod text being mine shafts of information. Some days I'll actually spend an hour or more digging into the links and links from links.

Thank you, RJN.

Margarita
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Re: RJN Interview in "PAGES OF" Magazine

Post by LocalColor » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:36 pm

We love visiting APOD each day, and the explainations are always clear and the links are both fun and informative. Thank you.