RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit

Subject: RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 17:30:04 -0400

On Behalf Of Gene Kim-Eng sez:


> As for the rest, I think you are grossly overthinking the gap
> in perception of a person with a technical degree vs. one
> with a non-technical one. For most tech people, producing
> a well-written paragraph and avoiding dangling participles is
> no less perplexing than nuclear physics is to a non-techie,

Yah-but... It's perplexing only if someone takes 'em to task for those
danglers. If they are editors, writers, or engineers-who-can-write,
then, well, they don't have the problem because they don't make the
error, or they catch it and fix it. If they are that other kind of
techie, they still don't have the problem because it all looks fine to
them (after all, everybody learns to write in grade school)... and to
the people around them (after all, everybody........).

As for me, I think I mentioned that I reside in some academic twilight
zone, where I started out in university (for the "not much call for that
in the business world" portion of my post-secondary edjumacation),
_then_ went to college for a diploma in electronics. So, my techie
standing was somewhere below engineer but above technician, and was
called "technologist" - though nobody really knew what it meant.
Of course, I haven't used that stuff since my first post-school job.
Anybody remember Thevenin's Theorem? Never mind - there's a rule of
thumb. Of course, I can't remember _that_ either. :-)

Kevin


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References:
Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Darcy Rumbold
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Ned Bedinger
RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Bonnie Granat
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Bonnie Granat
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Bonnie Granat
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Ned Bedinger
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Ned Bedinger
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Tech Writer Lawsuit: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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