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: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:39:43 -0800

I see it as more as a shifting of emphasis. For a relatively brief time in
history there was a need to handhold consumers through poorly-thought-out
products based on new tech. As the tech is getting smarter, that need is
becoming increasingly unnecessary, But at the same time, the need to
document what goes on under the hood of that tech is *increasing*. BLS
projects a continued *growth* in future need to technical writers, not a
reduction. It is just that those writers are going to need different and
in many cases more industry-specific qualifications to meet that need.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 6:04 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>wrote:

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> So there's no question the field of what needs to be documented has shrunk.
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Re: Are Tech Writers Valid anymore Re: ghost town: From: Gene Kim-Eng
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