RE: permalancer

Subject: RE: permalancer
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 07:00:04 -0800 (PST)

Or in other words, make it clear that ours is a knowledge-based
profession and that knowledge is stored in individuals. The idea of
workers as replaceable cogs is bad enough, but to deny the inequality
of experience, knowledge and basic intelligence among tech writers is
to doom us all to real boredom.

Although I like many of the ideas in Plain Language, Simplified
English, DITA, etc. a lot of what I see there is an attempt to make the
job more interchangeable cog-ish. That will chase away the real
communicators and ensure that all documentation is interchangeably
boring.

> I think I've just said: If you're a good TW, seek out non-commodity
> employers.


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