RE: Source for statistics on the technical writing field

Subject: RE: Source for statistics on the technical writing field
From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 19:12:43 -0400



Well, some people just don't care about computers ;^) ...they don't care, and they don't want to use them even if they have access. They don't know what they are missing, or do not feel like they are missing anything.

As for our profession, we are definitely in the next wave, and you are right, we must find new ways to reach our audience.

>
> And most all of these people are the way they are by choice, at least in
> the US, Canada and Western Europe. The people who are resistant to
> changing to software and don't even know how to use a mouse in the
> situations you describe have not been denied access to computers; they
> have for the most part avoided them by choice, and will continue to do
> so unless they are provided with tools that are instantly intuitive or
> hold their hands from beginning to end (touchscreens instead of mice,
> talking interfaces, etc.). "Good end-user documentation" for most of
> those that succeed will be embedded in the tools.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
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References:
Source for statistics on the technical writing field: From: john rosberg
Re: Source for statistics on the technical writing field: From: Peter Neilson
RE: Source for statistics on the technical writing field: From: Kat Kuvinka
Re: Source for statistics on the technical writing field: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Source for statistics on the technical writing field: From: Kat Kuvinka
Re: Source for statistics on the technical writing field: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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