RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question

Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
From: bzeller -at- uswest -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 13:59:05 -0500

Thanks, Tom, for your response. I am so used to learning hows and whys on
this list, I was genuinely confused about whether I should be answering that
question, whether I would be skewing the results. I, too, would be
interested in finding out what people would use if they had a choice.

As for the product marketing query, in one of my previous jobs as a tech
writer, I took these types of polls. Guess I just slipped into déjà vu land
in a mad moment on a Monday after a long weekend. That's all. I meant no
offense to the Rays.
Barb Z

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Murrell [mailto:trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2000 1:28 PM
Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question

--- bzeller -at- uswest -dot- com wrote:
> I'm not quite sure how to interpret responses from
> this question as it is worded. What is the poll
> supposed to tell us? For example, I am forced to
> use Word to create all documentation. It was a
> corporate decision. This would not be my decision. I
> suspect the case is the same for many respondents.
> In this sense, we are not seeing what
> the best choice for this type of document creation
> would be but only what people are using. And is
> this the reason for the poll question - for product
> marketing?
> Barb Zeller

Barb, I'm gonna guess that the Rays are not doing any
product marketing survey. I, too, use MS Word, though
I would not if it was not mandated by my organization.
I think it will be interesting to see what people are
using, especially as contrasted with what we might
choose to use if we had the choice.

Tom Murrell
Senior Technical Writer
Alliance Data Systems
Columbus, Ohio
mailto:trmurrell -at- yahoo -dot- com

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