Re: Knowing what offends the audience (was Geoff Lane's "arrogant PC bunch"

Subject: Re: Knowing what offends the audience (was Geoff Lane's "arrogant PC bunch"
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 13:31:54 -0700 (PDT)


I think focusing on people being offended is negative
and callow.

More appropriately: focus on how to communicate
without any unncessary barriers.

Someone will always be offended by something. Most of
these things are not necessary anyway.

> Dan Goldstein had this to say:
>
> > Perhaps everyone on both sides of this debate
> should briefly lay aside
> > their personal and political agendas, and instead
> focus on a
> > basic rule
> > of tech writing: Know your audience. Figure out
> what offends them and
> > what doesn't, and forget about what the rest of us
> think.





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References:
Knowing what offends the audience (was Geoff Lane's "arrogant PC bunch": From: Kevin McLauchlan

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