Re: Structuring Documentation

Subject: Re: Structuring Documentation
From: Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>, sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 08:00:21 -0800 (PST)

Dick:

I have not been asking for an algorithmic way to do
writing. To me, asking for such is nutso.

Analysis exists - specific steps can be identified for
doing such. Writing also exists - you are reading
some. But I have found no evidence that structured
writing exists as a seperate entity from these two.

Dick, you mentioned Logic 101 to me before. As you
are a fan of logic, let me ask you: What are the steps
to structured writing? (Please do not say do analysis
and then write.)

Tony Markos


--- Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:

> Sharon,
>
> I think this may be crux of Tony's misunderstanding.
> He seems to be
> asking for an algorithmic way to do the actual
> writing--to automate the
> this task for the tech writer, in other words, thus
> rendering
> differences in human ability irrelevant and reducing
> the tech writer to
> a fungible warm body with or without language
> ability or making the job
> obsolete altogether.
>
>

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