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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.
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