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Just because you THINK employers need usability experts does not mean they
want them. This is a simple case of supply and demand. If people with
usability skills were wanted, then companies would hire them.
Likewise - people want cheap powerful computer stuff. You might hate the
fact that is is hard to use, but nobody cares. If usability were really,
truly a problem - companies would take more time to worry about it.
Tony Markatos responds:
While I can, in the main, agree with your assessment of the "real-world",
the simple fact remains that ANY tech writer (or systems analyst) who is not
highly end-user focused is severely retarding his/her professional growth
(not to mention is/her personal growth).