Re: Minimalism since 2000

Subject: Re: Minimalism since 2000
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: "Janoff, Steve" <Steve -dot- Janoff2 -at- Teradata -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 12:21:28 -0700


On Aug 11, 2009, at 11:29 AM, Janoff, Steve wrote:
> Oh, and I got the response from Laura Lemay. I dispute the notion
> that these are old ideas that are well entrenched in the tech
> writing community. I've been in the field for 25 years, and I work
> with a number of people who have just as many years in as I do, and
> I'm amazed at how few of my colleagues know of minimalism or use its
> principles. And if indeed it's so entrenched, then why is the one
> workshop on it so very popular these days?

I still run into plenty of 25-year-senior tech writers who don't know
how to write procedures. :| So OK, I'll modify my statement, and
argue that minimalism is a well-entrenched practice amongst tech
writers who are paying attention. :)

Laura

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Minimalism since 2000: From: Janoff, Steve
Re: Minimalism since 2000: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Minimalism since 2000: From: Janoff, Steve
Re: Minimalism since 2000: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Minimalism since 2000: From: Janoff, Steve

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