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Subject:Re: tech writers in the public eye From:"Alex Silbajoris" <alsilba -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 20 Mar 2002 15:03:26
Perhaps the reason the Richter show chose a tech writer is the invisibility
of the profession and its products in the general public view.
If the character had been a programmer, the next question would be what
programs are produced? If it had been a bookeeper, some dramatic content
might hinge on the handling of funds. If a boss, then how are the office
But a technical writer? If the public thinks that anybody can write, then
what is the value added by a "tech" writer? What's the difference between
that and a "tech" valet parking attendant?
Or, what greater contrast than that between a guy who rules the universe,
and a guy who sits in a drab cubicle doing "nothing" all day?
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