Is this the future of Tech Comm?

Subject: Is this the future of Tech Comm?
From: arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2007 16:45:24 -0400

"A new company called Cognitive Code has built software that it believes will let everyday gadgets talk with humans."

If this is what the future holds, what does that do to change Technical Communicators? The base principles remain
the same, but I foresee major skill gulfs between "technical writers"
and "communication interface specialists" or whatever title one might receive.

It's not just science fiction any more. Are we ready for this change in culture as well as technology?


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