Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 04 May 2008 22:18:18 -0700

Bill Swallow wrote:
>> I would not include the much larger, non-visible part of the software: that
>> is clearly the domain of the engineers, programmers, etc.
>
> I disagree. Software of any kind has one purpose, and that is to
> communicate information to the user. Whether the coding goes into the
> UI or the back end, it's all serving communication of information.
>

...and is fair game as a documentation assignment, for a qualified
technical writer.

Funny how generalizing about us as communicators seems like static to
me, but generalizing the function of a system as communication is like
music to my ears.


My $.02, spent wisely :-)

Ned Bedinger
doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com
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Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Bill Swallow
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Michael West
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