31: Summarizing Hauerwas on Yoder
I'm excited about this one. Over the last few years, I have been thinking about the use of hypertext in nonfiction.
As a result, I have hoped that 100summaries would be the right opportunity to start developing nonfiction argument structures.
This is the first of those opportunities (sorry, I don't have rights to republish the article, so I have only showed the file to a couple friends)
Basically, I took the entire article, and split it out into sections - presented by the brown boxes, one to a section.
Then, I pared down the full text almost entirely by deleting, and deleting, and deleting words and phrases. What remained was a summary, and an index to the related section of full text . These index/summary notes are pale cyan.
This document could be presented as generalized stretchtext, but I think that the accompanying diagram may help the reader appreciate the structural role of the different kind of notes: the blue ones branching out, and the brown ones going in sequence.
Notice also the cycle.
Total time: 30 minutes on the train (with a short nap in the middle)