Re: "Structured writing = commodified writing"

Subject: Re: "Structured writing = commodified writing"
From: Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- m-s-g -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 21 May 2014 11:26:43 -0500

If anything reduces technical writing to a commodity it's not the tools we
use, but the attempts by management to reduce this work to something they
can order by the day like potatoes or coal. The real earmark of
commoditization of writing is the concept of pages per day - trying to
reduce writing to some kind of tangible product that can be quantified in
terms of items per man hour as if writing was just a different type of
assembly/delivery stream.
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