Re: I had say it because I was afraid no one else would.

Subject: Re: I had say it because I was afraid no one else would.
From: John Cook <john -dot- cook -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 16:30:28 -0600

When people write in snarky generalities like this, they are frequently
thinking not of 'all tech writers,' but rather of one specific person. I
wonder who was the target for David's passive-aggressive attack. Maybe his
dream was to be a tech writer and he was rebuffed, and had to settle for a
lesser career in journalism instead.

I'd be horked off, too. ; )

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 9:46 AM, CL T <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> One paragraph from this is especially true.
>
> FROM THE DESK OF DAVID POGUE
> Tech Terms to Avoid
> "Why tech writers use so much jargon, I don't know. Maybe it's
> self-aggrandizement; they want to lord their knowledge over everybody else.
> Maybe it's laziness; they can't be bothered to fish for a plain-English
> word. Maybe it's just habit; they spend all day talking shop with other
> nerds, so they slip into technospeak when they write for larger audiences."
>
>
> http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/16/technology/personaltech/16pogue-email.html?_r=4&8cir=&oref=slogin&emc=cira1&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin
>
> I've got to say, I agree.
>
> Thoughts?
>
> -Collin
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>


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