Re: Outlook for the future

Subject: Re: Outlook for the future
From: holmegm -at- attbi -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 18:42:54 +0000


bethany_rusbasan -at- leco -dot- com wrote:

>>While those things aren't bad, they sound almost like an Andrew
>>straw man being set up.

>What exactly is an Andrew straw man? I have never heard the term.

The famous Andrew Plato of this list regularly rails against tech
writers who are absorbed with tool knowledge, font fondling, and
so forth, as opposed to technical expertise and explanatory ability.

Sometimes he seems to see such writers where they do not exist, or
rather creates them with his words, to knock them down. Hence the
term "straw man".

--
Greg Holmes


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