RE: The cost of inaccurate technical documentation

Subject: RE: The cost of inaccurate technical documentation
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2007 14:41:53 -0400

This is nothing like chapter numbers. This is the use of numerical
references to statutes. The legal statement, "This plea agreement is
dependent on statute 867-5309-J," is a form of technical documentation.

Wikipedia includes "legal pleadings" as a form of "technical content
created by technical writers." So do I.

Legal papers, just like government contract proposals, can mix technical
content with non-technical content.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Posada [mailto:jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 2:30 PM
> To: Dan Goldstein; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: The cost of inaccurate technical documentation
>
> What?
>
> That's like saying that because Stephen King puts numbers on his
> chapter, they're technical documents.
>
> It's not technical...just sloppy.
>

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RE: The cost of inaccurate technical documentation: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: The cost of inaccurate technical documentation: From: John Posada

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