Re: Re: Economist magazine points to decline of tech writing

Subject: Re: Re: Economist magazine points to decline of tech writing
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2015 14:15:10 -0800

Abstracting information from digital content (which algorithms aren't
very good at yet anyway) is nothing like interviewing SMEs, which is
what William Sherman is talking about.

> On 01/04/15, Jim Shaeffer<jlshaeffer -at- aol -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Computer algorithms are writing descriptions of videos and creating
> news briefs from the annual reports of corporations. We are well on our
> way to having them do what you describe. (There is no need to wait for
> the singularity.)
> Jim Shaeffer
> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Sherman <[1]bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
> To: techwr-l <[2]techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Sent: Fri, Jan 2, 2015 5:47 pm
> Subject: Re: Economist magazine points to decline of tech writing
> There is an entire world of industries that the only use of computers
> is
> their engineering, accounting, and technical publications, which are
> about
> manual (as in work, not paper) operations that no algorithm is going to
> produce as the input is from watching and asking questions, or doing it
> yourself.
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