RE: Need help with a research project

Subject: RE: Need help with a research project
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2000 10:07:48 -0500

Among other things, pzhu asked:

"1....waht kinds of technical documents do you often work with?

2.In the ... documents ... what kinds of errors do you often find?"

The questions strike me as survey-like, rather than requests for facts that
can be dug up elsewhere. ("What is RoboHelp?," e.g.) Unless I'm missing
something (all too probable, sadly), pzhu is doing his own research, and
getting his answers as directly as possible, precisely by posting these

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Herman Holtz [SMTP:h -dot- holtz -at- worldnet -dot- att -dot- net]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 6:05 AM
> Subject: Re: Need help with a research project
> Dan Roberts
> I don't think a request for data falls into the category of asking for
> > >free services, nor do I think it is a request that we do the work for
> > >the requester.
> The point is, I think, that never has it been easier to accomplish
> simple research, and here are neophyte writers (if they are, indeed,
> neophytes) who are either too lazy or too ignorant to take the few very
> simple steps to get their answers directly. What is a writer who lacks the
> skill or initiative to do simple research when it is so easy to do today?
> -
> Herm

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