RE: should be a tool list serv...

Subject: RE: should be a tool list serv...
From: "Kevin Shea" <kfshea -at- sci-techconsult -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 31 Mar 2000 11:16:38 -0600

this ain't a flame...

The things that I find helpful about discussions of tools and problems with

1) I don't have to subscribe to a different list for every tool I use

2) the problems presented on a professional list like this tend to be higher
level, rather than newbie, problems

3) a lot of times the problems that are presented are specific to this
community, ie, the kind of problems a tech writer would have using Acrobat
or whatever, so the resultant discussion on how to fix it is on point.

Although I do find it a pain to see discussions of tools I don't use beat to
death, I consider it the (small) price to pay in return for a lot of
information that is very useful to me.


Kevin F. Shea
kfshea -at- sci-techconsult -dot- com

-----Original Message-----

Kevin Feeman wrote:
Subject: should be a tool list serv...

why are so many posts tool related? the are countless lists geared toward
the tools and many of the posts made in the last month along would be better
answered there. i joined this list because i thought that it would focus
more on technical communication issues, not tools. what gives?

let the flames begin!

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