Re: The Big Lie (was 'Are You a Writer?')

Subject: Re: The Big Lie (was 'Are You a Writer?')
From: Dick Margulis <margulis -at- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2002 19:16:32 -0500


I was the one who wrote,"I've seen humanities majors who saw tech writing as a way to make a quick buck. They produced stuff that makes Jabberwocky seem sensible. " I'd like to another word here.

I am glad to have attended a fine liberal arts school myself . Okay, I was a math major there, with minors in English and physics; but I valued then and value now a well rounded liberal education. Some of my best friends had majors in the humanities.

What I said, though--and I stand by it--is that _some_ people who call themselves tech writers are humanities majors who see tech writing as a way to make a quick buck. "Who see tech writing ..." is a restrictive clause. It limits the class under discussion to that subset fulfilling the stipulated condition. I did not say that _all_ tech writers who are humanities majors are addle-brained, only some of them. And I was writing about specific individuals I have known. So there was not stereotype intended or implied.


PS: Best wishes on your fiction writing.

Wilcox, Rose (ZB5646) wrote:

Hey, hey, hey, hey, watch it there, dude. I have been a successful
"technical technical writer" for 18 years with a degree in computer
programming. I love my career. I am also a fiction writer "on the side".
This thread is going close to stereotyping. Peace like a river,
Rosie "Roro" Wilcox

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