RE: In case you've tuned out of the "tech writer definition" thread ...

Subject: RE: In case you've tuned out of the "tech writer definition" thread ...
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: "Michael West" <WestM -at- conwag -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 08:26:48 -0700

And your sophistry is good enough to save for posterity. I don't agree
with how you parsed Lauren's argument. In contrast to what you suggest,
I think she _intended_ the following:

Legal writers do not do technical writing.
Technical writers do not do legal writing.
A is doing legal writing.
Therefore, A is not a technical writer.

If Lauren is guilty of anything, it is begging the question.

Leonard C. Porrello


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Subject: In case you've tuned out of the "tech writer definition" thread
...

...Lauren continues to provide examples of false syllogisms good enough
to
press into an album for posterity:


> If this were true, then it should follow that a technical writer
> could be a legal writer. We know this is not true because lawyers
> are legal writers.

A cat cannot have four legs because dogs have four legs, and we know
that
a cat is not a dog.

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