Re: Are Tech Writers Valid anymore Re: ghost town

Subject: Re: Are Tech Writers Valid anymore Re: ghost town
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2014 10:16:13 -0800

That's the reason I think "end user documentation" as we know it for UIs is
on a downward slide toward extinction. The next big evolutionary step from
desktop is some kind of hands-free interface, and each step in that process
will require less "end user documentation" as the interfaces become
increasingly smarter.

Touch screen is just another variation on the mouse.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 9:09 AM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>wrote:

>
>
> So until devices and their interfaces go beyond the desktop metaphor that
> we're still using (and again, I don't think touch screen goes beyond that),
> we're basically writing the same instructions over and over again, with
> mild variation. You could put the whole thing in a big CMS and probably
> cover most of our jobs.
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