Re: Source for statistics on the technical writing field

Subject: Re: Source for statistics on the technical writing field
From: jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 11:38:58 -0400

A large proportion of the writing I have done throughout my career has
been addressed to computer users who were being forced to be users.
Their employers said, in effect, "You will use this computer system or
you won't work here anymore."



Jim Shaeffer



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From: Kat Kuvinka <katkuvinka -at- hotmail -dot- com>

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Sent: Mon, Aug 3, 2009 4:51 pm

Subject: RE: Source for statistics on the technical writing field



I don't agree. I think we use computers every day so we think everybody
else

does. They affect most of us, for sure. But my point was not whether we
decide

if the ATM is preferable to the live teller, or if should we do our
taxes

online. My last job involved software for the printing industry. There
is a lot

of resistance to changing from scheduling on a white board to
scheduling using a

software package. Now I am writing for the medical industry, and
finding that

some doctors can't even use a mouse. Good end-user documentation is
still

needed, and it should be developed by good communicators who can write
without

assuming their audience can use a simple UI.



I know a lot of people who don't own or use computers, cell phones, or
even

cars.

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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

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