RE: TECHWR-L considered harmful

Subject: RE: TECHWR-L considered harmful
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007 08:50:54 -0500

Hi Peter,

If *you* don't want to help them, that's fine. Some of us can still
remember the last century, when we were newbies and there were folks
with enough intelligence and generosity to help us out.

(Proviso 1: I draw the line at those who are obviously posting their
homework assignments.)

(Proviso 2: Sometimes, "Google the archives, Noob!" counts as helping

It might surprise you to learn that even an expert can occasionally be
clueless. But in any case, no one who posts here is "worthless." That
word is appropriate for technologies, not people.

Happy Tuesday,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: neilson
> Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 8:33 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: TECHWR-L considered harmful
> Occasionally someone who should have been doing
> something else is assigned the task of writing
> or revising the documentation. The somewhat less
> clueless of these people will discover TECHWR-L
> and ask our subscribing multitude for help. We
> writers, being generous (as well as easily
> distracted from our appointed projects) leap to
> the rescue.
> Are we actually doing the right thing? Or are we
> merely creating more of those annoying people
> who believe they are tech writers but are mostly
> worthless?

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