RE: Article: "Living Documentation"

Subject: RE: Article: "Living Documentation"
From: "John Jones" <jbjones -at- carolina -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 12:35:24 -0500

> So what does Andrew Plato actually do for a living? And if not Tech
> communication, why is he on this Tech Writer support list still, trolling
> his ex-community? Why is he no longer in the profession? Sounds like
> resentment stemming from something other than simply in the hypothetical
> 'who is smart enough / really deserves to call herself a technical
> Sounds like a resentment of something more local, more personal.
> Just .02 since this thread has burned past the point of tiresome.
> There are solidarity-builders and then there are exclusionists and
> Judge who is who here.
> John
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrew Plato" <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
> Cc: <jewahe -at- lycos -dot- co -dot- uk>
> Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 6:06 PM
> Subject: Re: Article: "Living Documentation"
> >
> > "Jeff Hanvey" wrote ...
> >
> > > Another Plato rant against writers. I really wonder sometimes if he
> actually
> > > writes, considering that his attitude towards his own profession is so
> > > disdainful - and every now and then, I get tired of him bashing us
> his
> > > generalities.
> >
> > Its not disdainful, its real. When somebody tells me that the reason
> are
> > bad is because of processes, methods, or some other external source - I
> laugh.
> > These are excuses. Amateurs and bureaucrats make up excuses.
> > accept responsibility, fix the mistakes, and move on with life.
> >
> > And yes, I write all the time. I just am not a "technical writer" by
> any
> > longer.
> >
> >

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