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Subject:RE: Maybe We Need a New Job Title From:"Anthony Markatos" <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Sat, 08 Apr 2000 11:45:23 PDT
Tony Markatos comments:
There are those who make things happen and those who wonder what happened.
Until we clearly identify who we are and what we REALLY do, we are condemned
to be the later.
We are not writers; the written word is but one form of communicating
technical info. For example, for procedural information (most TW's write
procedural info), except at the very detail level; text is a very poor means
of communicating. (As Ed Yourdon points out: Procedure is like dance - it
defies written description.)
And "technical" is a mystifying adjective - it confuses more than clarifies.
As long as we keep defining ourselves as Technical Writers, we will lack the
focus necessary to make significant impact.