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Subject:Re: What does it mean to be technical? From:"Michael West" <mbwest -at- removebigpond -dot- net -dot- au> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 27 May 2003 09:20:48 +1000
> Things that are rarer, are more valuable. Technical skills and (good)
> analysis are more rare - thus they are more valuable. FrameMaker skills
> general writing skills are more common - thus they are less valuable.
If *anything* should be obvious to an attentive reader
of this list, it is that writing well -- clearly, precisely,
concisely -- is not something that many people do
most of the time, even among those who claim
professional qualifications in the field.
I can teach someone how to operate a mail sorter
in a few hours. It might take me years longer to
teach an average business executive how to avoid
embarassing errors in written communication.
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