RE: Jargon Lovin' Fool

Subject: RE: Jargon Lovin' Fool
From: bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 13:59:35 -0500

It always seems to come back to "know your audience," doesn't it?

When I was an undergrad, every teacher always stressed that that was the most important part of writing, and I have yet to see them proven wrong.

Hey, come to think of it, that would be my answer for that "most important thing" question.

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Byfield [mailto:bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 1:56 PM
Cc: TECHWR-L; CANAMEIE -at- email -dot- usps -dot- gov
Subject: Re: Jargon Lovin' Fool

In general, I agree; when writing for geeks, use geek dialect. But when
I'm writing for non-geeks, I'm not concerned with what the geeks will
think. They won't be reading it. Anyway, my credibility or lack of it
will be established among the geeks by my everyday behavior long before
I produce a manual.

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