Re: "Software Technical Writing is a Dying Career"

Subject: Re: "Software Technical Writing is a Dying Career"
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2015 22:21:06 -0500

The trend seems to be just skip the documentation. My Android smart phone comes with absolutely no documentation for almost all of the default applications, none of the documentation for making calls or voice mail came in the box. I had to hunt down the device manual. Calendar app? nothing. Alarm app? nothing. Text messaging? nothing. Playing music? nothing. For the most part, only extremely powerful and complicated commercial and industrial software seems to get the benefit of documentation these days.

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On 8/18/2015 1:52 PM, Cardimon, Craig wrote:

http://softwaresaltmines.com/2015/06/16/software-technical-writing-dying/

Thoughts?




Cordially,

Craig Cardimon | Senior Technical Writer
Marketing Systems Group



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