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Subject:Re: Technical Writer's Day From:Michele Davis <mdavis -at- bitstream -dot- net> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Mon, 05 Jun 2000 14:42:29 -0500
techies.com and ZDNet had a technical day in October 1999. the first of its
kind. i think tech. writer's were included in the whole "technical" umbrella.
so, sorry, programmer's, testers, sw engineers, all already have their own
day... i think it was Oct. 01, i just remember techies.com gave out a buncha
junk to their employee's that my boyfriend gave to me, and it promptly went into
da trash... actually i take that back, my 9 year old boy wore the totally phat
home boy hat from technical day to school for about a week.
> Are we to use Tech Writer's day to celebrate ...technical writers?
> How about having it coincide with Gutenberg's birthday? Or the day Adobe
> Corporation was incorporated, as they produced Postscript; or Apple, for
> mass producing desktop publishing? Or (depending on your gender)
> Eric's/Deborah's birthday?
> In spirit, this is a nice gesture, but I personally don't think I (or any
> other twch writer) needs a national holiday in recognition of the lowly
> manual. If word got out to the programmers, they'll want their own holiday.
> Then test engineers will want their day.