RE: The Problem with STC

Subject: RE: The Problem with STC
From: "Michael West" <mike -dot- west -at- oz -dot- quest -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 10:47:17 +1100

Tom Murrell wrote:

> But, if you're writing about products that involve networks,
> doesn't it make sense to actually understand what a network is?

Of course it does. I'd go further: you simply can't
write well about a technical subject you don't
understand. I would have thought that was a given.

The issue I was sorting out is whether technical
knowledge is "infinitely more" important to our craft
than professional-level communications skills.

Mr Plato has already graciously admitted to
perpetrating a hyperbole in public, and in the
spirit of the holidays I'm not inclined to give
him a flogging, though I may confiscate his ration
of grog if he does it again.

Michael West
Technical Writer
Melbourne, Australia

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