The three great virtues of a technical writer

Subject: The three great virtues of a technical writer
From: "Earl Cooley" <shiva -at- io -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 00:08:27 -0600

What are the three greatest single-word virtues
that typify an outstanding technical writer?

I ask because I'm working up an idealistic manifesto
on the topic, and I value the opinions of the people
on this list.

As an example, three attributes for help desk people
could be Patience, Service, and Accuracy. Those of
you who have programmed in Perl probably already know
that the three great virtues of a programmer are
Laziness, Impatience, and Hubris:


e=sc^3 (shiva -at- io -dot- com) Earl Cooley III

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