Re: Seen the STC Survey on May 22? (Was: TC definition)

Subject: Re: Seen the STC Survey on May 22? (Was: TC definition)
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2008 16:45:31 -0700

Well now you're really confusing me. An engineer developing
computer HW or SW might not be working in the "IT industry,"
but computers and software are part of "IT." Meanwhile,
someone who works for a software company doesn't believe
that his company is in the "IT industry." Is this industry being
defined by the same people who came up with "technical
communicator?"

The more I talk to people who work in this field the happier
I am not to be.

Gene Kim-Eng



----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael West" <mbwest -at- bigpond -dot- com>

> And that reason is that many of them *don't* work in the IT industry.
> And
> many TWs/TCs don't either -- which I suspect is why the question
> appears on
> a survey seeking to measure the distribution of TCs/TWs across
> different
> industry sectors.
>
> But a "software company" *is* in the IT industry, unlike a bank, an
> insurance company, a group of department stores, a law firm, a
> magazine
> publisher, an aerospace company, or an engineering consultancy--all of
> which
> employ computer specialists and software engineers and TCs/TWs by the
> boatload. But *those* firms are not in the IT industry.
>
> This thread originated when someone who claimed to work for "a
> software
> company" also claimed that "a software company" was not in the IT
> industry.
> The problem was that the OP was confusing intra-company department
> naming
> conventions with global industrial classifications.
>
> It's what they do *as an enterprise* -- not as an individual worker
> within
> the enterprise -- that is being classified.

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