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: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 13:22:14 -0500


PT wrote about David Pogue:


> So, what, he's going to "teach us the errors of our ways"? What a waste of
> conference time. What could he possibly share that would be germaine?
> Journalism and technical writing are two different disciplines, for goodness
> sake!
>
> Argh.

As others have posted in this thread, David Pogue is more than a mere
journalist. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the “for Dummies” series,
and he was the person who originated Missing Manual series, which is
now part of the O'Reilly catalog and includes over 100 titles. Pogue *is*
a working technical writer as well as a publisher, and a journalist, and a
newsletter author, and a prolific blogger, and a technology expert on
several television news programs (he even won a Business Emmy). His
column may have rubbed you the wrong way, but it's over the top to
categorically dismiss his upcoming STC keynote address as "a waste
of conference time".

-Fred Ridder
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