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Subject:Re: What notebook did you buy? From:Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 12 Apr 2005 15:07:30 -0400
> 1. I think it's unlikely that "many people" on TECHWR-L would be unaware
> of major changes in their field.
I think there have been many threads over the past 8 or so years that
prove that statement to be not entirely correct.
> 2. Technical writing is a very broad "community" (I'll go with your
> term). If you review the archives, you'll see that TECHWR-L members
> document a broad range of hardware and software. Even so, I'll bet that
> most of us *are* still "responsible for format and content." Aren't you?
Agreed. And some may be for many years to come. Not everyone needs to go XML.
> 3. If you review the archives, you'll see many lively discussions of the
> role of XML in technical writing. There are perhaps hundreds of
> references within those discussions to books, Web sites, and other
> resources about XML. Most of these are a little more nuanced than, "XML
> is the big player on the block when it comes to electronic
Even 3 years ago people still had very little clue as to what XML
would do for them as technical writers. XML may feed a solution, but
it might not be the solution. For example, though based on XML, many
will surely be talking about MAML in the next few years as the new
emerging standard for Help authoring... of course that'd be a major
> 4. This thread is *not* about operating systems. This thread is about
> notebooks. The Mac OS may be hardware-specific, but Windows and Linux
> are not.
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