RE: Yahoo has no staff tech writers

Subject: RE: Yahoo has no staff tech writers
From: "Grant, Christopher" <CGrant -at- glhec -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 13:26:42 -0500

> >1. Problem solving ability.
> >2. Technical ability (to achieve near-mastery).
> >3. Writing ability.
> >4. Tools ability.


> I know people who are technologically superior but who could not write
> their way out of a wet paper bag if their lives depended upon it.
> I know people who are exceptional writers, but to whom the
> ON/OFF switch presents an insurmountable difficulty.
> I know people who use tools powerfully, but for whom the terms
> 'subject,' 'predicate,' and 'voice,' are foreign.

Which is precisely why if you lack problem solving abilities, the other
three are essentially moot.

Chris Grant

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