Subject: Creativity
From: "David Blyth @second" <dsb -at- ALSYS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 14 Nov 1994 09:19:42 PST

Doug says...

>The article suggests that the knowlege elite, feeling that they have
>succeeded by virtue of "merit," believe they don't owe anything to anybody
>except themselves, and will therefore be a social disaster. Any suggestions
>on how tech writers can mediate *that*?

If Tech Writing is learning how to learn, then it is also teaching how
to teach. Or perhaps it is easier to just say that Tech Writing
involves bi-directional communication. We have a responsibility to
ourselves to learn, and a responsibility to everyone else to show them
how to learn for themselves.

We cannot communicate between Technology Developers (the elite) and
Technology Users (everybody) unless we pay our debts to both sides of
the bridge.

David (The Man) Blyth
Technical Writer
Alsys (San Diego)
dsb -at- alsys -dot- com
Blodo Poa Maximus

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