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Um. The "horde uneducated in net usage" could lower its standards so that
technical writing becomes obsolete. Perhaps ISPs will develop grunt-enabled
interfaces where users can grunt at their computer to access and use the
Internet. I guess there will still be a market for technical writers to
document the grunt-enabled applications.
So for this, the key to success in technical writing, regardless of
education and background, is to have demonstrated success in documenting
current technology. No certificate can show this ability. Education and
certificates show that a person has demonstrated some experience in the
skills that are tested by the education and that the person, depending on
level of education, has developed some critical thinking and analytical
Technical writers still need to prove that they know how to use their
background and education in appropriate work environments. Provided that
all applications do not become grunt-enabled and that computers and systems
do not develop the ability to program and document themselves.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lt34=csus -dot- edu -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Chris Borokowski
> Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 9:24 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: certification (was: ranting STC)
> I remember people looking fondly back at modem-based
> UUCP systems with this outlook.
> The only thing that stands between us and a horde
> uneducated in net usage is... technical writing.
> --- Lauren <lt34 -at- csus -dot- edu> wrote:
> > I remember Infoseek. Life was simpler then. Only
> > people that knew how to
> > use the Internet had access to it.
> Bored stiff? Loosen up...
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