TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: Need help please From:edunn -at- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 30 Oct 2001 16:31:38 -0500
I agree with your comments (but not with your presentation), and have
learned a great deal from my Exec. Assist. post last week."
Sorry about the presentation, think my fur has been rubbed the wrong way by the
re-emergence of the same old empty/circular debate of content vs. design in
documention. Been biting my tongue to make me ignore it.
The debate of where TW's 'belong' and the sad 'we don't get no respect' threads
are two dead horses I saw being reawakened as another was beginning to trot
('evil marketing - scum of the earth').
To mix a few metaphors could we be nearly missing the four horsemen of the
- content vs. design
- I don't get no respect
- marketing is evil
- where is TW in your org-chart
Would be a little more than I could take in a single day. Anybody for a tool or
OS flamewar to top it all off? ;-)
To bring this on-topic: Leason learned = don't post with dark cynical sarcasm in
mind. It just doesn't translate well to text.
What I hope others will gain = give other professions some credit. They're not
ALL cretins. Be constructive in our approach to working with others.
Eric L. Dunn
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.