RE: Are your documents interesting? and translatable?

Subject: RE: Are your documents interesting? and translatable?
From: Sankara R <ss_rajanala -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: laura_johnson -at- agilent -dot- com, john -dot- cook -at- gmail -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 11:52:38 -0800 (PST)

The ideal document is one that does not lose
anything 'meaningful' in translation.

[on an unrelated note, I was asking someone about
betting in golf games with friends - of which I
know nothing - and he said, nah, nothing
meaningful... just a bottle of beer. He meant,
methought, 'substantial' when he said

Anyways, if you put poetry at one extreme, with
all its exploitation of figures of speech,
ambiguities, and lots of stuff lost in
translation: we, tech writers, are at the other

> the prose in that case.
straight-faced, prosaic, uniquivocal... and
absolutely translatable. This is the challenge.
> limitations. I'm going to take this as a
> challenge. ;-> much as letting the fancy take you, a la
cummings, e.e.
anyone lived in a pretty how town
with up so floating many bells down
spring summer autumn winter
no one cared for anyone no more

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