RE: Fear and Loathing at the Job Site

Subject: RE: Fear and Loathing at the Job Site
From: stephen -dot- arrants -at- attbi -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2003 16:42:15 +0000

Well, the work of programmers/developers can be quickly seen or judged to be
successful or acceptable. It isn't as easy for technical writers. Many
companies don't even care about good documentation--or know what it is. Neither
do a lot of "technical writers" either.
> It's funny though, anybody who can code and demonstrate their skills can be
> called a programmer/developper. Haven't heard any of my programmer friends going
> on about all this existential justification for being a REALtm Proffessional
> nonsence we continuously have on this list. And heck, programming is a diverse
> as techwriting. You might know how to code in C++ but if you know nothing about
> banking, do you really have a place in programming bank software? If you don't
> know how a train functions, do you have any place writing code for train
> controls?
> Eric L. Dunn


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