Re: "The World of Technical Communication and Writing"

Subject: Re: "The World of Technical Communication and Writing"
From: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: Chris Despopoulos <despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2015 02:21:11 -0700

I think this problem is inherent with "communication," which is why I
have never liked "technical communications."

Gene Kim-Eng

On Fri, Jun 26, 2015 at 1:27 AM, Chris Despopoulos
<despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> Actually, what worries me the most in this post is the quote from the STC -- I followed the link and found it as one bullet point for the following:"Technical communication is a broad field and includes any form of communication that exhibits one or more of the following characteristics:* Communicating about technical or specialized topics, such as computer applications, medical procedures, or environmental regulations."
> Now I wonder if they really mean to say that the field of technical communication includes people sitting around a lunch talking about the data structures they will use in a program. Or if sending you an email that says, "I don't get it" is also included in the definition -- Can the author of that email put "Technical Communicator" on his resume?
>
> "Communicating about" only works in the massive sense, where you describe the exchange of multiple communications. "Communicating about" is roughly synonymous to "talking about". Personally, I find it hard to believe this was the intent of that bullet point -- This blog post should have put a "sic" after that quote. The bullet point should read, "The communication of technical or specialized topics..."
> My 2 cents... cud
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