Re: Do'ers and Doubters

Subject: Re: Do'ers and Doubters
From: "Karen E. Black" <kblack_text -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 21:57:45 -0400

From: "Larry Sherman" <lsherman -at- documentology -dot- com>
Andrew Plato wrote:
> Tech writers are a diverse batch - there is no question about that.
> However, I find that GOOD tech writers tend to be goal oriented AND good
> problem solvers. However, MOST tech writers are neither. They are just
> slugs that suck up useful air. But that is true of people in general. Most
> people are slugs.

On the other hand, slugs probably don't suck up air as much
as they aerate the soil in which us flowering leaders thrive and grow. So,
here's to slugs, and may they continue to slither in my garden.

OTOOH: Slugs contaminate and munch on our beautiful prose, asking us to revise such elegant sentences as...oops, just signed an NDA -- sorry.

As a tech writer and gardener, I have to proclaim that slugs do more damage with their bleeding-edge synergistic nocturnal prowls than the day-loving plain-speakers they hire to do their writing for them.

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