Re: Industry Standards Resource

Subject: Re: Industry Standards Resource
From: Andrew Plato <gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Sun, 15 Feb 2004 11:38:54 -0800 (PST)

"HSC Italian" <twins398 -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote in message news:228740 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-

> One more question, a new writer in our group (a former Motorola employee)
> insists that Motorola is the trendsetter for tech writing industry
> standards. Am I missing something or is this malarkey?

You can take the man out of Motorola but you can take the Motorola out of a

Sounds like "provincialism." Somebody who thinks the way they did things at
another company is the ONLY way to do things. This is a form of professional
stupidity that is usually squashed with harsh, painful reality (and sometimes
persistent unemployment.)

I'd tell your new writer to cram it and remind him that he doesn't work at
Motorola any longer.

As for other standards - why don't you check what your competitors are doing.
Then just copy them and improve up on it. That's what everybody else does.

Andrew Plato

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