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Subject:RE: state of TWers From:"Dia Blankenship" <dia -at- teknolutionary -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 29 Mar 2001 06:42:47 -0500
> <Bal said:>
> I view the economy as going through a very healthy, much needed sanity
> Over the past 3 years, I often told my wife that I was amazed at
> the way so
> people bought into all the dot.coms that lived off the money of investors
> viewed profit as some distant holy grail. I wondered whether it was a
> scheme run amok.
> I couldn't agree more.
And I second that. Let's face it, we've been working in the wild west of
industries, essentially. When everyone wanted railroads crisscrossing the
U.S., it was a good time to be in the steel business. But eventually,
people started actually demanding quality (of all the nerve!) This is
nothing new. The industry's maturing.
I must say, though, I picked one *^%# -at- * of a time to decide to back off
programming and return to tech writing! I swear, I can't spend one more day
staring about several thousand lines of code in search of a comma that
should've been a semi-colon! (Yes, as a tech writer I may still be looking
at a lot of both, but if I miss the occasional differentiation, it doesn't
stop the source code from compiling!) These are the choices we make... ;-)
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