Re: Are tech writers inherently snobby?

Subject: Re: Are tech writers inherently snobby?
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2009 09:57:19 -0700 (PDT)

It's all in how you define "touch." It's very much an individual thing.

And besides, arrogance is not necessarily synonymous with "insulting" or "offensive." It's a multi-faceted condition with a myriad of symptoms. Some of them can be amusing to the outside observer.

Down off soapbox for now. Have fun.


--- On Wed, 8/26/09, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

> From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
> Subject: Re: Are tech writers inherently snobby?
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 1:47 AM
> I certaily hope that's not
> true.  It's one thing to have confidence in your
> abilities and to be willing to test them against those of
> others in real-world
> competition, and to take pride in achievement when you are
> successful; quite
> another to be offensive and insulting toward others because
> you perceive them as
> less able than yourself and to take pleasure in their
> shortcomings.  Even worse
> than that is when someone who crosses that line between
> self-confidence and
> arrogance is placed in a position where part of the job
> sometimes includes
> telling people that their work is not up to expectatons or
> that they are not
> qualified for a position or advancement they are seeking.
>
> This is the only way I know how to write. I don't think I
> have have the depth
> for multiple mental modes.
>
> Gene Kim-Eng
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Keith Hood" <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
> >I think everyone who is a writer of any kind has at
> least a touch of arrogance.
>




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