Re: Aphorisms

Subject: Re: Aphorisms
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 12:55:02 -0800

David Orr wrote:
> I've always liked knowledge encapsulated in aphorisms because they are easy
> to remember. Here are a few about tech writing I've developed for myself or
> stolen. I'd be interested in reading others developed by members of the
> list. Maybe the topic title should be "Private Wisdom."

Preparing for reviews, I've seen several manuals in the last couple
of weeks that are arguments for secondary sewage treatment. So,
rather than specific or practical advice, I've been thinking
recently that more writers need more pride in their work.

T.S. Eliot wrote: "No vers is libre for the man who wants to do a
good job."

I'd like to file off the serial numbers and change this sentiment
to: "No writing is unimportant for those who care enough to do a
good job."

Bruce Byfield, Progeny Linux Systems
Contributing Editor, Maximum Linux
604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com

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