RE: I'm taking my marbles and going home...

Subject: RE: I'm taking my marbles and going home...
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 16:20:27 -0400


Bob...the original poster was having a hard time finding a job. The poster
said s/he (I don't remember) was moving to somewhere else and wanted to know
if having skills in web content development would get him or her a job.

I don't think we're discussing (at least I wasn't) the minimum that could be
done to justify that they can be a content developer. I'm discussing what
skills would place them above "the great unwashed" and get a job without
having to resort to working for $7.00 per hour.

> I can write. I only need a few basic tools. I think it is a
> silly notion to compare the two. I can cut and save this post,
> reformat it and post it to a web site without worrying about
> programming. I can't write a program that

And this would do what toward making your resume standout among the 600
resumes someone like my client would get for a single position?

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
Barnes&Noble.com
jposada -at- book -dot- com
212-414-6656



-----Original Message-----
From: Tuples -at- aol -dot- com [mailto:Tuples -at- aol -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2002 4:12 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: I'm taking my marbles and going home...



In a message dated 8/12/02 12:40:22 PM Mountain Standard Time,
JGilger -at- acresgaming -dot- com writes:

> Not really. Programming is writing for a different audience in a different

> language. Computers understand a bunch of different languages, but the
> computer is the audience. It is as difficult to program as it is to
> communicate clearly with a 5-year old child. Or something like that... ;)

I can write. I only need a few basic tools. I think it is a silly notion to
compare the two. I can cut and save this post, reformat it and post it to a
web site without worrying about programming. I can't write a program that
will work on Mac/Win/Linux/Amiga without knowing those languages and having
the tools available to program.

I do not have to compile a Word document for example. Whatever I write can
be
put on any web page with virtually no programming experience.

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