Re: Hi-tech babble baffles many

Subject: Re: Hi-tech babble baffles many
From: Goober Writer <gooberwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 12:05:32 -0700 (PDT)

I scored 7 out of 7 in the quiz...


> Since the US economy depends on consumer spending...
> does this mean that by clearing up terminology, tech
> writers can single-handedly rescue the economy? :-)

Sure, why not? But, this means you have to venture
into Marketing territory.


I'll have to check that out.

> As for myself, I don't even know what an .stm file
> is.

I didn't either. Now I know it's either a shorter
suffix for a .shtml file, a music file, or a Pascal
stub OBJ file. Only took 10 seconds to look up.

For us, the lookup is easy and, in most cases, a
reflex action. For Joe Q. Public, it could very well
be an enigma.

It really *would* be nice for tech tools/gadgets and
software to briefly explain the core technologies at
work for their specific applications.

Again, one more area where tech writers should be
stepping up and saying "I have the knowledge and
ability to make your product more marketable."

Goober Writer
(because life is too short to be inept)

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