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: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2009 12:34:38 -0600

Well Excuse Me!

I had no idea he had written some of the Dummies books. Not that I've read
many of those. In general, his article did "rub me the wrong way" because of
its over-generality and tone. After reading that article, and seeing your
list of his credits, I stick with my opinion. He's tarred technical writers
as a group with the same brush, and now I know he should know better, since
he is one.

So chastise away.
Bleh.
PT

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:

> 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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Re: I had say it because I was afraid no one else would.: From: Pro TechWriter
RE: I had say it because I was afraid no one else would.: From: Fred Ridder

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