Sources of Canvas

Have somewhere to draw.

A whiteboard is the gold standard here. A nice, big, clear space to draw all over. Words are great and all but nothing beats a bunch of wonky boxes and not so straight lines.

— From “The Psychology of Pair Programming” by Chris Cooney

LucidChart, I guess, would be the platinum standard 🙂

A well-designed diagram can be a game changer.


From Middle English canevas, from Anglo-Norman, from Old Northern French canevas (compare Old French chanevas, chenevas) from a root derived from Latin cannabis, from Ancient Greekκάνναβις (kánnabis). Compare French canevas, resulting from a blend of the Old French and a Picard dialect word, itself from Old Northern French. Doublet of cannabis and hemp.

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