Re: A challenge to Andrew

Subject: Re: A challenge to Andrew
From: "Tracy Boyington" <tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 10:16:03 -0600

Oh, I disagree. Anyone who's tired of it can easily use the delete key (or take your advice and "get over it"), but I would love to see the results of this challenge. I think the factors you list (passion, willingness to learn, persistence) *should* show up in a quantifiable manner (though I'm not sure about honor). Everything that goes into making a good tech writer should show up in the result, right?


Tracy Boyington tracy_boyington -at- okcareertech -dot- org
Oklahoma Department of Career & Technology Education
Stillwater, OK

>>> Elizabeth Ross <beth -at- vcubed -dot- com> 11/28/00 09:40AM >>>
<my two cents>
Do you guys have jobs or what? I appreciate the strong exchange of ideas and
opinions, but give me a break. Please.

Not to mention that I think that
> Prove it in the only arena that counts. Put numbers on it.
is a good pun (counts -> numbers, get it?), but that's all. As a human being
working as a technical writer, I strongly disagree that the only arena that
matters is one that is quantifiable. Quantify honour. Quantify passion.
Quantify willingness to learn. Quantify persistence. I think those
attributes are just as important to being a good technical writer as
anything that shows up on a usability study.

In homage to Andrew's acerbic wit, I offer the following:

It's only a job. Get over it.

</my two cents>

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