RE: craft vs. science

Subject: RE: craft vs. science
From: Phil Levy <PLevy -at- epion -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 17:15:59 -0400


It was I. Yes, I was using the term craft to imply something archaic.
However, since Dick brought up the basket weaving and the fact that the
weavers use their individual skill (i.e., craft) to judge the materials they
use, I see that there is a craft to certain things that tech writers do. Not
that the whole job of tech writing is a craft, but that some aspects of it
are, such as selecting good examples to use in the document.

-----Original Message-----
From: Goober [mailto:techcommgoober -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 5:09 PM
To: Phil Levy; TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: craft vs. science


> And furthermore, a craft is something a person does
> alone, implying that there is no quality control.

OK. So what does that mean to you? I never implied
anything wrong about treating what you do as "craft".
Weren't you the one to bring up "craft" in the first place?


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