RE: Rhetoric And Technical Writing?

Subject: RE: Rhetoric And Technical Writing?
From: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 13:11:29 -0500

That all depends on how you are defining rhetoric. From your
comment, it is obvious that once again you hold to a much
narrower definition of a word than do many other list members,
so I guess this is going to devolve into yet another pointless
discussion over a semantic difference. I am tired of such.

My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel.
Fred Ridder
Parsippany, NJ

From: Tony Markos <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Me Too <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Rhetoric And Technical Writing?
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 09:58:30 -0800 (PST)

--- Me Too <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

...the actual use of training in rhetoric would be
applicable in only a small fraction of technical
documents. After all, technical docs are almost never
intended to influence ways of thought or persuade
people on how to decide things.

Tony Markos responds:

I feel this way also, but I have been wrong before.
Anyone care to estimate the percentage of time that
rhetoric would "come into play" in a tech comm

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