Myopia (was: News Flash: the US is not the only country in the wo rld.)

Subject: Myopia (was: News Flash: the US is not the only country in the wo rld.)
From: bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 09:18:45 -0500


Back in my defense industry days, I knew veteran (15-20 year) writers who did not even know what STC was.


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From: Richard Lippincott [mailto:richard -dot- lippincott -at- ae -dot- ge -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 9:05 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: News Flash: the US is not the only country in the world.

Currently, I'm doing jet engine maintenance manuals. I don't deal with code.
I don't deal with software engineers. We don't do help, we never will. (I am
not making this up: Yesterday another writer came into my cubicle, saw one
of those RoboHelp starter kit free 15-day license CDs, and literally asked
me "What is RoboHelp?") When we release an upgrade, it weighs hundreds of
pounds. When you say "tool" here, people think "torque wrench", not


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