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Subject:RE: STC Letter to the Editor From:SteveFJong -at- aol -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 6 Nov 2002 07:21:18 EST
Michael Shea <Michael -dot- Shea -dot- extern -at- icn -dot- siemens -dot- de> would like us to get along
and move along:
>> Can we agree that this debate does not need to be so black-and-white?
>> Content, structure, and presentation all have value. You cannot have a
>> successful document if you neglect any of them.
I thought we *unanimously* agreed yesterday that accurate content is
paramount. But the shouting continues, and has moved from arguing a false
dilemma (you have to choose between technical and communication) to arguing
that there isn't even that choice (there's only technical). So I'm afraid
not, because this debate requires us to hold two thoughts in our
heads--"technical" and "communication"--and for some folks, that's one too
-- Steve (who doesn't like the sound of the Society for Technical)
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