RE: Tina the Techwriter Reopens the Great Debate

Subject: RE: Tina the Techwriter Reopens the Great Debate
From: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- Users -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 11:23:22 -0400


I was thinking of some others I've seen in the past where she wants to
put smart-alec remarks to the user in the manuals.

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Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 11:13 AM
To: Downing, David
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Subject: RE: Tina the Techwriter Reopens the Great Debate


"Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- Users -dot- com> wrote on 06/10/2004 10:43:56
AM:
> Sometimes I wonder whether the folks who don't like Tina are
> displaying a bit of sexism. Maybe they feel that it's okay for a man
> to have an abrasive personality but not a woman.

What?!? Are you reading the same comic strip I am?

Alice is difficult/abrasive/aggressive. She's also hilarious.

Tina is hysterical, ineffective, and obsesses over pointless minutia.
She
also never seems to be concerned with any of the real work at hand.

Case in point:
http://www.dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/dilbert-20040606.html


Eric L. Dunn
Senior Technical Writer
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