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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.
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
> 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.
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