Re: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation

Subject: Re: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation
From: David Dorbin <ddorbin -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Milan Davidovic <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 09:12:20 -0700 (PDT)

>Would you agree that some instructions are better than others?
Yes!

>If so, how do you tell the difference?
There are as many answers to that question as there are occasions to need instruction. Or something like that.

But I think we're getting to the very point of online forums. This list is a social interaction, in which over time each of us learns how to get the best answer(s) from all the responses offered, based on many factors in this community. My office is another community, and here I learn, over time, who can best answer each type of question.

If my question to this list is about the latest understanding about how cognition is affected by a particular point of usage, I'd hope to hear an opinion from Dr. David. If my question is more about standard practices in the field of technical communication, such as "are most people calling this thing a 'dialog box' still?" I'd get the best answer from consensus.




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From: Milan Davidovic <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: David Dorbin <ddorbin -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Cc: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, March 26, 2009 11:55:28 AM
Subject: Re: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 11:38 AM, David Dorbin <ddorbin -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> I just want to write clearly, and whether it's a "rule" of grammar or a point of style, it's instruction for me about how to do that.

Would you agree that some instructions are better than others? If so,
how do you tell the difference?

--
Milan Davidovic
http://altmilan.blogspot.com




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References:
Re: Wrong? Poor style? OK?: From: Michael West
RE: Grammar: From: David Hailey
RE: Grammar: From: Pinkham, Jim
RE: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation: From: David Hailey
Re: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation: From: John Posada
Re: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation: From: David Dorbin
Re: George Hayhoe, a rant, and a resignation: From: Milan Davidovic

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