RE: 'Stereotype' thread - evolved.

Subject: RE: 'Stereotype' thread - evolved.
From: Jeff Hanvey <jewahe -at- MailAndNews -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2000 13:18:10 -0500

>===== Original Message From John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com> =====
>>For all intents and purposes, this generation is the first generation
>that is learning to write online. Not having kids, I don't know if
>what I'm seeing is typical of the group, yet when they need to, are
>able to compose sentences with nouns, verbs, and periods, or if this
>is going to become the standard way of communicating once they get
>into the workforce. If the later, what is this TW field going to
>evolve into?

The Internet is apparantly going to be the first innovation since the printing
press that will have a major impact on the language.

I do foresee that, as more people go online, and typing E-mail replaces phone
conversations, English is going to be dramatically altered - and many of the
old rules are going to fall by the wayside.

If this does happen, the staunch grammarians are going to find themselves even
more dispised or ignored. Tech writers, of course, have to follow their
audience, so it will definitely change how we write.

Jeff Hanvey

"There is fiction in the space between /The lines on your page of memories
Write it down but it doesn't mean / You're not just telling stories"
-Tracy Chapman, Telling Stories

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