Re: Wanted: Dumb Tech-Writer Stories

Subject: Re: Wanted: Dumb Tech-Writer Stories
From: Jo Baer <jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com>
To: SteveFJong -at- aol -dot- com
Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2000 15:54:00 -0600

And despite everything, I find Tina funny. I even get the opportunity to
laugh at myself sometimes through her. But maybe your real point is that
we're going to do the work, and the collector of anecdotes is going to
make the money? Lots of people make money by collecting other people's
stories and using them commercially, and I have no argument with that.
But I have my own book to write, and I'm saving my material for that

Happy writing,

SteveFJong -at- aol -dot- com wrote:
> To be honest, I for one am wary of the original offer. I've seen hundreds of
> technical writers, and I could contribute juicy stories about people who were
> dumb, serenely incompetent, utterly ineffective, information manglers,
> insufferable, or even frightening. (I could do the same for other professions
> too, mind you.) But to what end? The last person who collected
> dumb-technical-writer stories from this list was Scott Adams, and he used the
> material to create Tina the Brittle Technical Writer.
> -- Steve

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