Re: Techwriting history

Subject: Re: Techwriting history
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 07:16:44 -0600

Martin wrote:

> ...This is an effective manual
> created by somebody who neither carried out the complete procedure, nor had
> access to SMEs with experience of it (for obvious reasons).

It is chilling, fascinating reading, but I wouldn't call it tech writing.
To me it's just propaganda, albeit powerful and stirring. Written by
somebody who does NOT have to die, trying to persuade somebody else that
he DOES have to die.

Tech writing? To me it's persuasion in the guise of instruction.

So I guess I'd consider it marcomm.

Keith Cronin
who prefers to stick to the "insert tab A into slot B" kind of tech

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