RE: Techwriting history

Subject: RE: Techwriting history
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 14:30:22 +0100


Martin wrote:
>http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,3604,778587,00.html
>(link will probably expire within a few days)
> ...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).

Keith added:
>Tech writing? To me it's persuasion in the guise of instruction.
>So I guess I'd consider it marcomm.

I agree with Keith. When I read that exerpt, it struck me as religious
instruction, rather than tech writing...

General point - unlike many news websites, links to stories on the Guardian
website will NOT expire within a few days. You can access most stories and
articles going back to September 1, 1998, and some material further back
where part of their print archives have been put on line. This makes the
Guardian web archive, IMO, a valuable resource for referring to recent
UK/international news, since the links remain stable, access is free, and
registration is not required. I have no connection with the Guardian or with
the Scott Trust.

Jane Carnall
Apologies for the long additional sig: it is added automatically and outwith
my control. Home: hj -dot- carnall -at- virgin -dot- net




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