TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: Burning CDs and Keys From:kelli -dot- lewis -at- onyxgfx -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 24 Oct 2000 11:45:35 -0700
Kent Christensen writes:
I'm repulsed by the notion of "burning" CDs. CDs are written and read
just like a hard disk or a floppy disk or a tape. No one says they
magnetized/demagnetized their hard disk, nor do they say they burned it.
"Burn" is the sort of slang that doesn't belong in technical writing.
I appreciate your comments. You have a good point. However, this is an
informal, in-house document dealing with burning (writing?) security keys. I
have sections on CD burning in a manual I'm authoring for a different product
and I don't use any form of the word "burn." :)
Your web site localized into 32 languages? Maybe not now, but sooner than
you think. Download ForeignExchange's FREE paper, "3 steps to successful
translation management" at http://www.fxtrans.com/3steps.html?tw.
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.