Knowledge is manufactured?

Subject: Knowledge is manufactured?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 14:28:26 -0400

WADR to Bear's cool Zen approach, tech writers don't manufacture
knowledge. We acquire it and (if we're lucky) transmit it to other
people. </nitpick>

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chinell, David F (GE Indust, Security)
> Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 9:22 AM
> To: Keith Hood; Elizabeth J Allen; Lauren
> Subject: RE: Examples
> Knowledge is manufactured. There is no end to knowledge, only
> to the manufacturing resources (you). You MUST have more
> clearly defined deliverables. I'd create a list of each
> document or collection and define its purpose, subject, and
> audience. I'd then list the topics in each, and define their
> purpose and content. If you can get your boss to approve
> that, you have some hope of delivering it.

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