Re: Resolved: Technical communicators can create information

Subject: Re: Resolved: Technical communicators can create information
From: jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com
To: TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2010 10:15:54 -0400


According to some taxonomies (paraphrased from memory):


Data becomes Information when it is organized into a form (document, story, presentation, table, etc.)
Information becomes Knowledge when it is internalized.
Knowledge becomes Wisdom when it is used as a guide to right action.


In this scheme of things, everything a technical communicator does is creating information.


INHO: One of the defining roles of a technical communicator is to take Information from an SME, break that Information down into Data and then synthesize that Data into Information that is appropriate for a different audience. (I also call this my "digestion" theory since it parallels how our bodies break down proteins into amino acids and then make our human proteins out of those acids.)


Jim




^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Gain access to everything you need to create and publish documentation,
manuals, and other information through multiple channels. Choose
authoring (and import) as well as virtually any output you may need.
http://www.doctohelp.com/


- Use this space to communicate with TECHWR-L readers -
- Contact admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com for more information -


---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


References:
Resolved: Technical communicators can create information: From: Steven Jong
Re: Resolved: Technical communicators can create information: From: Keith Hood
Re: Resolved: Technical communicators can create information: From: John Posada

Previous by Author: Re: Distinctive writing style obfuscator
Next by Author: Re: Resolved: Technical communicators can create information
Previous by Thread: Re: Resolved: Technical communicators can create information
Next by Thread: Re: Resolved: Technical communicators can create information


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads