RE: The Future of Tech Writing In America

Subject: RE: The Future of Tech Writing In America
From: "Bartels, Mary" <Mary -dot- Bartels -at- ejgallo -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, Sharon Burton <sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2012 09:32:38 -0700

Several years ago there was an article in STCs Intercom monthly publication titled "Only Knitters Need Apply." It was written by an English STC member. IIRC, her premise was that certain interests and skills that have no relationship to tech writing leant themselves to technical writing. She specifically focused on knitting as an example. I wish I could remember the month and year of the Intercom issue.
Mary Bartels

Sharon Burton [mailto:sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com] wrote:
>
> Actually Australia and new Zealand do produce the best quality of
> merino wool. It has to do with the bloodlines, and less with climate,
> although climate is involved.

Are you saying that they somehow successfully prevent anybody and everybody, over a period of decades, from buying or stealing a few breeding pairs and exporting them to the rest of the world?


> I'm a knitter and we know strange things. You need to learn to knit so
> you can knit your own merino socks!
>

I pay people so I won't have to do drudgery like that.
Hand knitting is ok for relatively bulky items like sweaters and toques (as long as somebody who actually likes that stuff is doing that knitting), but I can't see anything but a machine doing the kind of knitting that goes to make dress socks, sport socks, next-to-skin shirts and tights, etc. (The fine yarn and the tiny, tiny loops..... and repeat half a million times.)

Hmm. It might be interesting to write the user and maintenance manuals for knitting machines. Lotsa intricate parts that have to work together flawlessly at high speeds, all while pulling relatively delicate fibre strings through convoluted paths... hmm.

-k

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References:
Re: The Future of Tech Writing In America: From: Chris Despopoulos
Re: The Future of Tech Writing In America: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: The Future of Tech Writing In America: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: The Future of Tech Writing In America: From: Sharon Burton
RE: The Future of Tech Writing In America: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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