RE: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?

Subject: RE: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?
From: Erik Hare <wabbitoid47 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 09:01:51 -0700 (PDT)

Kevin McLauchlan wrote:

> A bit of generalization is going to come
> back. Specialization won't go away, but it will likely
> shift. I forsee a trend away from consumerism and
> throw-away, toward quality, solidity, simplicity, and
> repairability.  Craftsmanship.

This is exactly what I've been writing about on my own blog, Barataria, for the last few months - I agree completely.

In hard times like these, people find that they have to think about things they never thought they'd have to think about. The role of a writer is to make the connections that they are having trouble making. Often that comes down to providing a perspective where the connections between things are more obvious so that the reader can make up his or her own mind.

I also see a lot more need for good technical writing of the "strong half-step back" variety - the way things work, starting from basic principles. I hope I can find some kind of employment in this area someday.



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