Re: Certification--a new concept. Discuss

Subject: Re: Certification--a new concept. Discuss
From: tarage <tarage -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 16:01:04 -0400

On Jul 27, 2005, at 3:21 PM, Gene Kim-Eng wrote:

Dangerfield declaring that we don't get no respect, and to any
outsider looking in the back and forth on it just helps reinforce
the notion that there is no "profession" when those doing the work
can't even agree on what the qualifications are. IMO, the only

The funny thing in all this is that certs are relatively new concepts to human civilization. In the ancient world, people went by reputation (perhaps teacher) and demonstrated skill. The funny thing is that a lot of people still do that today. When was the last time someone was actually impressed by the degree you have? The degree gets you a foot in the door, and that's it. So much for that "certification".

open discussion should be on developing a governing body, and

When people start to argue for censorship and the topics are not obscene (regardless of how widely you want to construe that), that sends out danger signals. Every profession has their own in-house discussions and battles. Ours is no different. And to paraphrase an old hymn, they'll know we are techwriters by what we do...



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