RE: Why should I be worried about the merger? NOT

Subject: RE: Why should I be worried about the merger? NOT
From: "Spitzer, Judd L" <judd -dot- l -dot- spitzer -at- lmco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 08:49:06 -0400

When I was in Junior High School, in 1983, I learned to type on a manual
olympic typewriter. When computers were introduced as the primary or
only tool for the technical writer, our industry/profession had a very
substantial change. Tech writers however weren't really the change
agent driving the industry. Other forces shaped and molded many aspects
of the tools we use everyday (ie, desktop publishers, programmers, etc).
As we are able to leverage better communication across the globe amongst
those who do this type of work, WE can be the change agents, shaping the
new tools that will bring better end products and services to our

Sitting back and talking about the "marketplace" is great. But let's
not forget, WE are the Marketplace. As Truman said, "The buck stops
here!" If we don't care about the tools forced upon us to do our job,
then we deserve what we get. I believe that we are the professionals
that live on the cutting edge of technology, compared to many of our
contemporaries. To not be the guides and advocates for the best that
can be offered will diminish our role within the greater workplace

Change is inevitable, but WE are the change agents!

Judd Spitzer

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[mailto:bounce-techwr-l-213330 -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Howard
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 8:24 AM

In any event, people must always adapt to changing circumstances.
Sometimes it makes life more challenging but that is they way things are
and will always be. Change is inevitable. There will be new
technologies, new tools and that is good for us -- if there were nothing
new what would we write about?


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