Re: Beliefs and passions- new job requirements

Subject: Re: Beliefs and passions- new job requirements
From: Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 02:33:52 -0800 (PST)

A technical writer should not have ascribed ability to technology, since it's people who change the world (albeit by means of technology).  Unused technology has no ability that I'm aware of.  (If a computer started up in a forest and there was nobody there to log on, would Clippy make a sound?)  For me this is right up there with a feature that "allows" you to do x...  one of my pet peeves.  Splitting hairs, you say?  Well, it's a political issue...  Pull out your ear-buds and listen to what the world really sounds like.

======= From Erika =======
>From a current tech writing job opening at Google:
"Googlers
thrive in small, focused teams and high-energy environments, believe in
the ability of technology to change the world, and are as passionate
about their lives as they are about their work."

I wonder if one of their tech writers phrased this.
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