RE: Do I have to understand the material?

Subject: RE: Do I have to understand the material?
From: "Miller, Alan" <Alan -dot- Miller -at- prometric -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2002 10:45:16 -0400


I guess I'm not the only one confused here. :-{) Mine was only rhetorical, however.

At the time I wrote my original post, we had not been introduced to Andrew's straw man. (I posted, it bounced, Andrew posted, I re-posted, confusion followed.)

Jane is correct, I should have been specific. It was an argument posed by Doc that I found disagreeable. I purposely framed the response so as not to identify guilty parties. It was the idea, not the poster, that I have difficulty with. I wanted that to be clear. Well, that idea didn't work. My apologies for the confusion.

I'll get over it.

Al Miller
Chief Documentation Curmudgeon
Prometric, Inc., a part of the Thomson Corporation
Baltimore, Maryland

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jane Carnall [mailto:jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2002 9:50 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: Do I have to understand the material?

Alan Miller wrote:
>Folks, I'm confused. How can a competent Technical Writer entertain the
>notion that he/she/it doesn't need to know the material?

To eliminate confusion, distinguish between the straw dolls Andrew Plato
invents, and the actual opinions of other technical writers expressed on
this list. Then respond to what other technical writers actually say, rather
than what Andrew Plato says they said.

Sigh.

Jane Carnall
Jed: "Gratias tibi ago, domine. Haec credam a deo pio, a deo justo, a deo
scito? Cruciatus in crucem. Tuus in terra servus, nuntius fui; officium
perfeci. Cruciatus in crucem - eas in crucem."
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my control. Home: hj -dot- carnall -at- virgin -dot- net

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