Tech writers are the new accountants

Subject: Tech writers are the new accountants
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, austechwriter -at- freelists -dot- org, WAustechwriters -at- yahoogroups -dot- com
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2008 11:45:42 +0900

This week's episode of TV medical drama House features a recluse who has
unexplained seizures. He suffers from crippling agoraphobia and refuses
to leave his home to be diagnosed and treated. He believes he's OK the
way he is because he can get everything he needs delivered, and you
know, *he writes technical manuals for a living*.

Possibly this guy could get some life coaching from the protagonist of
2003 movie The Technical Writer, "... a chain smoking agorophobe who
lives in abject squallor," who has "terrible personal hygeine" and who
"would be happy to live his life in his basement apartment except for
the crazy people who keep forcing him to respond to their own neurotic



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