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During October, TechWhirl is asking a fascinating philosophical question:
Is Tech Comm Art? As if by magic, the email discussion list has taken up a
thread that bears on the question, and TechWhirlers debate the need for
exposure to journalism<http://www.techwr-l.com/archives/1209/techwhirl-1209-00282.html#.UGXQZE2HKSo>and
poetry, among other things. We’ll take a look at some other aspects of
creativity, art, science and craftsmanship this month. And that leads very
nicely into our second annual Tech Writer Halloween Horror Stories
extravaganza. We’re pretty convinced at this point that everyone in
technical communication has at least one horror story, true or nearly true,
that needs telling. And you’re invited to participate—it’s a chance to show
off your creative side (should you believe that you have one), and
entertain your colleagues and fellow victims.
As always, there’s plenty of technical communication news to catch up on,
and a slew of jobs appearing on our jobs site (along with a new entry in
the Tech Comm Job Search Journal <http://jobs.techwhirl.com/blog/>). Enjoy.