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Subject:RE: Not Technical Enough From:tvirostko -at- familydollar -dot- com To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Fri, 2 Jun 2000 10:48:30 -0400
There's one important fact not mentioned that I think changes the whole
equation. The largest population of people ever born, The Boomers, will
retire during the next 20 years or so, leaving a HUGE hole in the work
force. So, I ask: what layoffs?
> From: Dan Emory [SMTP:danemory -at- primenet -dot- com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2000 9:30 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> In response to Sarah O'Keefe's polarizing statement that English Lit
> were better at tech writing that those with a technical background,
> I rose to the bait and predicted that, in the next economic downturn,
> for "obvious reasons" The English Lit majors will be out on the street,
> wishing they'd settled for an academic sinecure or editing position.
> If my prediction turns out to be true, it would demonstrate that
> O'Keefe's premise is mistaken.
> William Gage, Steve Read, et al begged to differ on the grounds that
> they were Lit majors, and have had long careers as tech writers.