Re: Tech Pubs vs MarCom

Subject: Re: Tech Pubs vs MarCom
From: Brad Whittington <brad -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 2 Oct 2009 02:27:53 -0500

It's a bit disingenuous to make a pejorative statement about an entire
group of people (or even a person) and then grouse when someone
objects to being stereotyped and belittled. An off-the-cuff slur is
still a slur. Calling it off-the-cuff doesn't change its nature or
exempt one from the natural reaction of the slurees. If I made a
similar swipe at tech writer stereotypes, or stereotyped any group,
I'd expect to hear objections, and rightfully so.

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 1:00 AM, Sarah Stegall wrote:
>At this point, my only real question is, which group is the more
>fanatically literal-minded, tech writers or marketing writers?
>Someday I will learn that off-the-cuff remarks to this group are
> the verbal equivalent of live grenades.

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