RE: Why WYSIWYG for XML???

Subject: RE: Why WYSIWYG for XML???
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 09:04:44 -0400

bounce-techwr-l-106467 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com wrote on 05/20/2004 08:41:50 AM:
> If the tech writer is writing product to satisfy the needs
> of "the next step in the modular process" instead of to
> satisfy the needs of "the customer," this would tend to
> increase our sense of alienation.

The customer for thousands of jobs/assignments in hundreds of different
fields is "the next step in the process".

Some people find value and fulfilment knowing they are part of ensuring a
greater whole functions correctly. Others need to be touchy feely with the
output. There are jobs and situations to satisfy both personalities.

The professional responsibility of a worker is to know which situation
they prefer and to realise that when the best way forward doesn't match
their preference, it's time to move on.

Eric L. Dunn
Senior Technical Writer


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