Re: Tech writers are the new accountants

Subject: Re: Tech writers are the new accountants
From: jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com
To: slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 22:35:33 -0500

Monk, the television detective show, beat House to it. Adrian Monk (the title character) is OCD, but his brother suffers severe agoraphobia, can't leave the house, has everything delivered and makes a good living writing "award winning instruction manuals." (Of course, he can never travel to meetings to pick up his awards.)

But what do you have against accountants?

Jim Shaeffer

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From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
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Sent: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 9:45 pm
Subject: Tech writers are the new accountants

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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