Re: A philosophical tech writing question

Subject: Re: A philosophical tech writing question
From: arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:28:14 -0500

Nay. One cannot write without a context and our personal context includes biases, assumptions, prejudices, preconceptions, and judgments.

We're technical communicators, not computers.


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From: Downing, David <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 9:15 am
Subject: A philosophical tech writing question

For the past several days, a thread has been going about the need for
tech writers to remove themselves from what they write and be totally
objective. That leads me to ask the list something I asked one of my
professors back at Drexel. Is in truly possible to remove yourself
completely from what you write. Even when it's completely cut and dry on
the surface, and you've deliberately tried to make it so, is it still
going to have SOME trace of your character, personality, etc. in it?


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