RE: craft vs. science vs. art

Subject: RE: craft vs. science vs. art
From: Goober <techcommgoober -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 13:31:58 -0700 (PDT)


> We make art when we apply our craft to the science.

Technical writing is not art. It's user assistance.
User assistance cannot be art, as art is subjective,
and the results we want to get are strictly objective.
The act of producing this objective deliverable can
sometimes be thought of as art (manipulating mediums
to create something) but the end deliverable, unless
intended to be art, should not be art.

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RE: craft vs. science vs. art: From: Arlen . P . Walker

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