Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 11:21:52 -0700

My selection from this list would be any of 1-4. If
someone can explain how we might subject our
writing to "special purification" and how it could be
a "mechanism not influenced by macroeconomic
factors," I'll buy into 5 and 6 as well.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
> Forgive me for being pedestrian. Below is the definition of
> "technical" from Merriam-Webster. In general, if you take "technical"
> in only one of its six possible senses (according to MW), then those
> who are saying "technical writing isn't..." are right. If you consider
> all of the definitions, then those who say, "technical writing
> certainly is..." win the day.

1 a: having special and usually practical knowledge especially of a
mechanical or scientific subject <a technical consultant> b: marked by
or characteristic of specialization <technical language>
2 a: of or relating to a particular subject b: of or relating to a
practical subject organized on scientific principles <a technical
school> c: technological
3 a: based on or marked by a strict or legal interpretation b: legal
4: of or relating to technique
5: of, relating to, or produced by ordinary commercial processes without
being subjected to special purification <technical sulfuric acid>
6: relating to or caused by the functioning of the market as a discrete
mechanism not influenced by macroeconomic factors <a technical rally>

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References:
RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Keith Hood
Re: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken: From: Leonard C. Porrello

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