RE: Idiotic Tech Writing Prize

Subject: RE: Idiotic Tech Writing Prize
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 09:28:29 -0800

I would argue that you just defined well-written and "beautiful" in the
context of tech writing ("...getting the right info to the right people
in the right manner at the right time for the right reasons.").

Leonard

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Subject: Re: Idiotic Tech Writing Prize

> We need to make the distinction between faulty *writing* and faulty
> *logic.* Something can be very well written and still be totally
> illogical.

I would argue that technical writing leans heavier on the logical side
than the well-written side. Technical writing is not about beautiful
prose. It's about getting the right info to the right people in the
right manner at the right time for the right reasons.

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Re: Idiotic Tech Writing Prize: From: Downing, David
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