The End Of Technical Writing Was RE: Re: a different resume red flag

Subject: The End Of Technical Writing Was RE: Re: a different resume red flag
From: Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 16:06:37 -0700 (PDT)

I was told by one of the mainstays on this listserv
that the reason why there are so few End-User Task
Analysis posts is because most of us TWs already have
that issue licked, and that the REAL issues we face
are how to use the tools. In other words, we mainly
face production problems, not writing problems.
Therefore, we should no longer have the title
Technical Writer. Our title should be Technical
Communications Production Specialist. And the name of
this listserv needs to be changed from TECHWR-L to

Tony Markos

--- Michael Strickland <Mstrickland -at- entriq -dot- com> wrote:

I'm not sure what methodology Tony used to calculate
the number of postings to this forum by subject, but
here is the tally as I've kept track of it:

* Tool question postings: 418

* Formating related postings: 243

* End-user task analysis related postings: 6

* Etymological arguments: 34,989,364

* Holier-than-thou, thou-art-wrong rants: 22,845,392

* Rambling, essay-length discourses that have little
to do with technical
communication, written with the chief intent of
displaying the author's
ostensible knowledge and puffing up the author's

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