Re: is "technologies" a word?

Subject: Re: is "technologies" a word?
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 09:38:39 -0700 (PDT)

> > impossible to learn how to communicate well without
> > looking fairly deeply into the language.
> >
> when we met in Colombia, we 'knew' instantly that
> there was a deep connection.

And I disagree with both of you.

I don't have to know the genesis of a word to use the word correctly.
I'm communicating now. Usage of the word 50, 100, 1,000 years ago
does not help me describe a process to a 25 year old geek who as a
hobby, revels in the hacking of his refridgerator's ice maker's
operatng operating. If he is my targeted audience and I can get my
point across to him in the least amount of words and time, I'm fine
with that. OTOH, if my targeted audience is the Network Operations
Manager, I write differently as I do if the target is a developer or
an accounting clerk.

And as far as communicating with a potential soulmate...I think we
have to remember the context in which we discuss things on this list.
When we use the word "communication" without a qualification, we mean
communication in a technical sense.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

"What do we want? More than
anybody else has."
Steve Ballmer


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