Re: Are you a writer?

Subject: Re: Are you a writer?
From: David_Slonosky -at- i2 -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 16:18:10 -0500

>>What? So, developers who don't communicate their knowledge are of equal
>>value to a company as those who do communicate? In other words, in a
>>hypothetical job interview situation between a silent developer and one
>>who could communicate, with all other variables equal, the recruiter
>>flip a coin and be confident he/she was making the right choice for the

>You're shifting the meaning of "communicate." In the original context,
>"communicate" referred to the abilities of a writer, not to social skills.

"communicate their knowledge" makes no reference to social skills, nor does
any part of this paragraph.

> Why? Developers are paid to use their knowledge, not communicate it.

And "communicate" in the original context doesn't seem to refer to writers
at all. I don't see how I'm shifting the meaning of "communicate" at all.

Hmm. I feel like I'm in an Internet debating society.


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