Re: Re(4): I'm taking my marbles and going home...

Subject: Re: Re(4): I'm taking my marbles and going home...
From: "Martin R. Soderstrom" <scribbler1382 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 10:30:03 -0400

"Jan Henning" <henning -at- r-l -dot- de> wrote in message news:165244 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> This comment does not seem to make sense. Andrew claimed, in a nutshell,
> that you need to know a lot about a subject to write an authoritative
> document.
> Now, obviously, when this statement is true when there is unlimited time
> to write the document, it cannot be false when there isn't, which you
> appear to have argued in the quote above. Think about what that would
> mean: With unlimited time, only persons with a lot of knowledge can write
> a document well. Under time pressure, other persons could do so as well.
> This is obviously nonsense.

It would seem to me that being unable to intuit from my post that what I was
saying was not "experts can only write authoritative documents with long
timelines" but rather "long timelines are required to =become= an expert so
you can write said document" that you've proven me wrong. I'd assumed that
an unspoken or unwritten rule in all of this were some basic (what I thought
were basic) skills required to be a tech writer. These would include (but
not be limited to) the abilities to extrapolate, intuit, interpret and

Sorry for the confusion and I'll adjust my estimation of this audience

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