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Subject:Re: Outlook for the future From:Andrew Plato <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 5 Feb 2003 16:39:25 -0800 (PST)
<holmegm -at- attbi -dot- com> wrote in message news:185780 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> >>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".
I can also see fonts in the dark.
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