Re: Economist magazine points to decline of tech writing

Subject: Re: Economist magazine points to decline of tech writing
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:02:35 -0500

On Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:19:13 -0500, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> wrote:

Ah, if you click the Details tab, you see where the academics got
their garbage numbers:

http://www.onetonline.org/link/details/27-3042.00

The second-most-important item on the task list is "Maintain records
and files of work and revisions," which at least for me was automated
years ago.

It reads like a job that's mostly editing other people's work with a
lot of computerizable clerical activities. There were jobs like that
during the dot-com boom but I think most of those people have been
shaken out of the profession.

I looked through the whole thing for this activity:
- Reads and understands undocumented source code to add missing comments, and to develop supporting documentation omitted by original developers no longer with the company.

It wasn't anywhere in sight.

Perhaps that part has already been automated?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Read about how Georgia System Operation Corporation improved teamwork, communication, and efficiency using Doc-To-Help | http://bit.ly/1pJ4zPa

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-
To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


References:
Economist magazine points to decline of tech writing: From: Lois Patterson
Re: Economist magazine points to decline of tech writing: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Economist magazine points to decline of tech writing: From: Robert Lauriston

Previous by Author: Re: Economist magazine points to decline of tech writing
Next by Author: Shotguns (was: I'm furious...)
Previous by Thread: Re: Economist magazine points to decline of tech writing
Next by Thread: Re: Economist magazine points to decline of tech writing


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads