RE: A dark take on Tech you agree?

Subject: RE: A dark take on Tech you agree?
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 15:31:21 -0700

Leonard C. Porrello wrote:

> I think the original poster's ideas were informed by this observation:
> "With the spread during the Enlightenment of the idea of progress and
> the habits of individualist self-betterment, careers became possible,
> not expected" (
> If you're doing the exact thing 10 years from now as you did 10 years
> ago, I don't think you could call that progress.

Straw man. Gene wasn't talking about "doing the exact thing" for
decades, he mentioned "growing."

I've been a tech writer for 20 years. Management doesn't suit my
personality, skills, or preferences, and I have no desire to change

But I'm neither doing the same thing nor exhibiting the same depth and
breadth of skill that I did 20 years ago. I've grown in my profession,
progressed, and bettered myself. I don't need a different job title to
tell me that, or to confirm that it's been a career.

IMHO, YMMV, etc.


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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