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Subject:Re: What is ADP? From:Sarah Mahoney <smahoney -at- U -dot- WASHINGTON -dot- EDU> Date:Wed, 25 Aug 1993 15:40:14 -0700
Well, just to beat that horse into unconsciousness, I agree with Susan!
I believe that there are is no such thing as a dumb question.
If her technical writer friend gets the job and can't locate a
term, he/she can use the Internet to find the answer!
I mean, isn't that what it's for? Sharing our wealth (or pittance)
of knowledge. Susan, ask away without guilt - we get enough
of that from our relatives....
-University of Washington, Seattle
> >Now wait a minute. Of course DNA stands for the d-- acid. But in the
> >context of ADP and applying for a TW job, I think it's fair to assume
> >it means something different. We're back to jargon again, and the
> >dictionaries I have on my desk are no help whatsoever. It's people
> >like you who are helpful, kind, and generous with sharing their wealth
> >of knowledge.
> I tend to agree with Pete's comment - anyone who wants to work as a
> technical writer in this field must be able to look up these things!
> (What will your friend do on the job, when other new terms and concepts
> come up?)
> Furthermore, without knowing more about the specific context, it's hard
> to provide accurate information. Remember - Usenet is free information,
> and you get what you pay for!
> (What's that quip? Where else but Usenet can you ask a question and
> immediately get 10000 different answers?)
> The Rhealist - Rheal Nadeau - nadeau -at- bnr -dot- ca - Speaking only for myself