Re: real tech writers?

Subject: Re: real tech writers?
From: jarnopol -at- Interaccess -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 11:44:35 -0500


At 09:31 AM 6/26/02 -0700, Tom Murrell wrote:
<snip>

Not only would I; I WAS one. I had 6 weeks formal training in computer
programming. But apparently several employers found my five plus years of
experience more than adequate to offer me jobs even though I lacked a degree in a computer-related field.

it's a different world now Tom. I suspect that both you and i are of an age where it was rare to have a degree in computers. I know I was a cobol programmer before I entered tech writing. It wasn't so much that I was "an expert" in Cobol - I wasn't, but I thoroughly understood the business process of the company where I was working and was the only person who could "translate" between the business users, particularly sales and marketing, and the programmers.


--- Janet Murphy <janet -at- fuse -dot- net> asks:
> No restaurant w/more than 3 stars employs a chef without a degree from a
> "real" culinary institute, preferably from the Culinary Institute of America.

actually Janet, you are flat out wrong here. there are a myriad of excellent culinary schools in the US and Canada, and depending on the type of cuisine, CIA is NOT the be-all and end-all. More likely than not, the chef is also the owner. Further, many chef-owners didn't finish culinary school. And personally, I don't care where the chef went to school as long as the food is good.

jmho
jan
jarnopol -at- interaccess -dot- com

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