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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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Chapter 8

Software versus Traditional Mind Mapping

In This Chapter

arrow Drawing Mind Maps with pen and paper or with a software package

arrow The benefits of Mind-Mapping software

arrow How to decide which method is the best for you

If you key ‘Mind Mapping’ into your Internet browser you’ll get more hits for Mind-Mapping software than for the Mind-Mapping technique itself. Hence it’s not surprising that many people believe that Mind Mapping is actually the use of a particular Mind-Mapping software package.

Mind Mapping is a technique that enables you to visualise, structure and organise thoughts and information. Like writing itself, Mind Mapping isn’t tied to a particular medium (paper or software) and Mind Maps can be generated with either a pen and paper, or with suitable software. The thing that makes both approaches work successfully is knowledge of the technique itself.

warning_bomb.eps Possessing some Mind-Mapping software doesn’t necessarily mean that you can work effectively with the technique. You’ll most likely use it to generate grid diagrams resembling Mind Maps; however, you’ll not yet be in a position ...

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