re: what's this list for

Subject: re: what's this list for
From: "Liz Goodwin" <Liz -dot- Goodwin -at- ametek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 11:01:08 -0500

Bryan K. Johnson wrote:
>Having lurked on this list for the last five years, I have grown
>accustomed to the sometimes brash postings of some of the members.
>These members treat everyone like old friends, laying
>tongue-in-cheek insults and hard advice on first time posters and
>veterans alike. This can be a shocking blast to those new to the
>profession and list.

>Those new members who dip their foot in the pool and try to inch
>their way in, are in for a shock when Plato dunks them under! But if
>they'll stick around after the initial shock and get used to the
>environment, they'll find it most refreshing.

>I credit this list and members for my small modicum of success.
>When I was a newbie and documentation problems would arise in
>meetings, I would keep my mouth shut, run to the list, glean answers
>from some of the most talented members of our profession, and then
>come back and claim those answers as my own! :-) I can appear to be
>as smart as Mr. Posada - just with a slight delay (particularly when
>the servers are down!). Even this makes me appear to be thoughtful!

>I don't know what I would have done without this list.. .

Ditto for me!

Liz Goodwin
Technical Writer, Process Instruments
liz -dot- goodwin -at- ametek -dot- com

"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should
have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him." - Dereke


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