Re: Saying what we mean

Subject: Re: Saying what we mean
From: Andrew Plato <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 2003 20:39:43 -0700 (PDT)

"Michael West" wrote...

> I think that is the hardest thing about technical
> writing -- saying what we really mean, clearly,
> concisely and without ambiguity. And half the
> difficulty of doing that lies in first deciding exactly
> what it is we want to say, and why.

So what are you trying to say? That its hard to say what you mean, or mean what
you say? I mean, what are you saying that is so hard to say? I try to say what
I mean, and not be mean when I mean what I say. Clearly, the meaning of what I
am saying is getting lost inside all the sayings that mean one thing and say
another. No sense in being mean about it - I mean it.

Andrew Plato

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