Re: "Tech writers" are not "tech writers"

Subject: Re: "Tech writers" are not "tech writers"
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 14:55:00 -0700

Chris Borokowski wrote:

> One such troubling event is the recurrence use of the term "tech
> writer" to apply to "technology writers," or those columnists and
> bloggers who write about computers for media outlets of varying sizes.
> There are good technology writers (Dvorak) and bad ones, but I want to
> gain some distance from those who will always invoke controversy and
> those who just want to write some good docs.

Tech writers who write journalistic pieces and features don't seem to be
much of a threat to us, even if they refer to themselves as tech
writers. I will leave room for considerations of the problem in your
local market, but I haven't heard of it here in the NW tech scene, or
nationally. I don't think it warrants a new job title and all of the
attendant crap we'd go thru in explaining what it is that <new job
title> does.

I've noticed that you admire John Dvorak's work. I seem to remember
reading some of his column filler in PC World a lifetime or two ago.
What is he doing now that you find so inspiring?


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