Re: Why should I be worried about the merger?

Subject: Re: Why should I be worried about the merger?
From: Lou Quillio <public -at- quillio -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 00:35:22 -0400


Bill Swallow wrote:

Don't you think the requirements for the job would change if the tools
weren't available anymore? If someone came to me tomorrow and said "I
need you to write me a manual and deliver it in WordStar" I'd first
look at them like they were nuts and then probably ask if they have a
copy for me to work with. Otherwise, no dice for me, and no dice for
them until they happen to stumble across someone who still has
WordStar, is available, and wants to work with WordStar again.

I like this analogy, I do. But absurdity is rarely so stark. Casual absurdity rules, eh? Strawman, then.

No one's surprised? Haven't you been reading the various tech writing,
help authoring, web design, graphic design, and related lists, forums,
blogs, and other resources today? ;-)

;)

Nope, don't read 'em. Hand-coding, GIMP-using, script-snob server jock, I guess. Never seen the point of CHM, either. As somebody around here said, when you can change tools on a dime, tool-worship is fey. But don't go by me. I mostly just write, which, gratefully, comes easily.

[Look at all the fargin' adverbs, will ya? On TV, John Major's paraphrasing Jean Raspail to Charlie Rose without attribution, so I suppose it's pretty late here in New York.]

LQ


'anymore'?

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Why should I be worried about the merger?: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Why should I be worried about the merger?: From: Lou Quillio
Re: Why should I be worried about the merger?: From: Bill Swallow

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