Thursday, 16 September 2004

Is "recipe" content or activity?

The recipe analogy said roughly:

any recipe will have two components: ingredients and procedures. Content is like the ingredients and Activity is analogy to the procedure.

But reading a recipe book is different from actually cooking.

If we extend the recipe analogy further, we should discover that it is the environment that is important to the experience. A recipe in a supermarket serves a different purpose from a recipe book in the sitting room and from a recipe near the wok. The experience of using the same recipe is quite different in the above three situations. But in all cases, the recipe is content. The activity occurs OUTSIDE the content.


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