RE: What is a "techie" technical writer?

Subject: RE: What is a "techie" technical writer?
From: "Le Vie, DonaldX S" <donaldx -dot- s -dot- le -dot- vie -at- intel -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 11:22:29 -0800

I consider myself a techie for several reasons:

1. My experience as a research geological oceanographer, oil company
geologist/geophysicist, NASA LPI geochemist
2. I have participated in GUI design (Visual Basic)
3. I was a mission specialist candidate for NASA's space shuttle program way
back in the early days
4. I can code simple programs in C, VB; I know several _ _ MLs
5. I know the products my company/clients develop
6. I too am a bit of a geek regarding personal interests

The definition of "techie" and "non-techie" vary from one person to the next
and it's difficult to just use to classifications. I once worked for a
company where we had systems developers, software developers, web
developers, information developers, database designers, etc. and the head
technical honcho referred to people as "technical" (everyone but the
information developers and organizational developers) and "non-technical."
And he was a jerk to boot.

I've learned not to worry about it anymore. I've already proven my technical
capabilities to myself and others, and if some super-techie wants to take
issue with my age, I'll probably just kick his *ss rather than just
argue about it...;)

Donn Le Vie

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