Tech writing reality (was Re: 28.8 Modem Users)

Subject: Tech writing reality (was Re: 28.8 Modem Users)
From: "Jane Bergen" <jane -dot- bergen -at- usa -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 15:03:15 -0600

Andrew's point was simply not valid and I think he now realizes that.
Many web sites do indeed have an audience that targets small to medium
size businesses, or even home consumers (for example, Dell and
Gateway, or maybe they still use Flash animations or
some slow-loading Java scripts (some of the airlines do this and it's
a problem).

I think many of us get so entrenched in our own little world that we
forget that there are more people out there that are crawling on the
UPHILL side of the technology hump than are sliding on the downside.
It seems to be a blanket assumption that everyone on this list is
working as a technical writer for a software developer who is working
on some kind of super-program that takes a technical genius to
document. Many other types of writers have been turned off by the
attitudes displayed and have simply maybe the list
really *IS* becoming that way, though I hope I'm wrong.

Jonathan Soukup was exactly right when he said "you've got to learn to
think outside the box" --- something rare and wonderful, especially on
this list lately.

Jane Bergen

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Browne" <sbrowne -at- directlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: 28.8 Modem Users

> On 5 Jan 2001, at 13:02, Jonathan Soukup wrote:
> > My point to all of this mindless babbling: if you're going to
target small
> > to mid-sized business, you need to keep 28.8 users in mind.
> But Andrew's whole point was that if you're a 28.8 user and a Web
site is
> not accessable to you, you may have to consider that YOU may NOT be
> target of that company.
> Scott

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