Re: The word "documentarian"
The Write The Docs conference is primarily about lightweight documentation systems and methods for people who are not professional writers -- mostly engineers working in open source. "Documentarian" is tongue in cheek, and not intended to be an actual job title for anyone.
I seem to remember someone in our tech writing department at Prime Computer, a very long time ago, suggesting that word as a job title, but very definitely tongue in cheek. Nobody should ever have to explain to his friends, relatives or pastor what a documentarian does.
Hey, it could be worse. I once met someone whose job title was 'screw inspector'. I think he inspected the $100,000 close-tolerance screws that are used in plastics injection mold pumps. Somehow he never got a chance to give the actual explanation, though.
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