RE: Jargon Lovin' Fool

Subject: RE: Jargon Lovin' Fool
From: "Dan Hall" <dhall -at- san-carlos -dot- rms -dot- slb -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 09:50:54 -0500

"I think both of these are useful, but neither is mutually exclusive. There
are times, when the bare minimum will suffice. The reader neither needs or
wants to know more. However, there is equally a case for being thorough
and educating the reader with a complete picture of the technology and
jargon in question."

Well said, Andrew.

Knowing the difference is the trick.

When a new user pulls his Gateway out of the box, he wants to plug the
purple plug into the purple socket, not read a treatise on keyboard
technology.
Conversely, when a Net Admin is installing Black Ice, I'm sure he wants to
know
both the what and the how.

Providing both simple instructions and more detailed background is a
good solution to this dilemma, when possible.

Dan

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with
the degree of precision which the nature of the subject
admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation
is possible. - Aristotle



^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Announcing new options for IPCC 01, October 24-27 in Santa Fe,
New Mexico: attend the entire event or select a single day.
For details and online registration, visit http://ieeepcs.org/2001

Your monthly sponsorship message here reaches more than
5000 technical writers, providing 2,500,000+ monthly impressions.
Contact Eric (ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com) for details and availability.

---
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.


References:
Re: Jargon Lovin' Fool: From: Andrew Plato

Previous by Author: RE: Import by reference/copy into documents
Next by Author: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
Previous by Thread: Re: Jargon Lovin' Fool
Next by Thread: Re: Jargon Lovin' Fool


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads