Re: Do TWs need to be formally educated in engineering and science? was, RE: old school

Subject: Re: Do TWs need to be formally educated in engineering and science? was, RE: old school
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Ronquillo, Michael" <mronquillo -at- equitrac -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 13:33:08 -0400

> - Ability to expertly use Framemaker. Programmers don't know how to do
> this.

FrameMaker knowledge does not a technical writer make.

> - Ability to stay "dumb" and not be so smart. At the end of the day, we
> are the quasi end users and programmers are too smart to the point they
> forgot the basics and how to explain things fundamentally

I disagree with this as written. Knowledge is power, though the
ability to THINK like a user makes for an excellent funnel for pouring
this knowledge into a documentation deliverable.

> - Our outrageous attention to detail

My attention to detail is very appropriately mannered. ;-)

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References:
Re: RE: old school: From: quills
Re: RE: old school: From: John Hedtke
RE: RE: old school: From: Al Geist
RE: RE: old school: From: John Hedtke
Re: old school: From: Beth Agnew
Re: old school: From: Chris Morton
RE: old school: From: AL Geist
Do TWs need to be formally educated in engineering and science? was, RE: old school: From: Leonard C. Porrello
RE: Do TWs need to be formally educated in engineering and science? was, RE: old school: From: Ronquillo, Michael

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