Re: The word "documentarian"

Subject: Re: The word "documentarian"
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 05 May 2014 18:10:41 -0400

On Mon, 05 May 2014 12:37:39 -0400, Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com> wrote:

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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References:
The word "documentarian": From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: The word "documentarian": From: Laura Lemay

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