Re: Famous tech. communicators in literature?

Subject: Re: Famous tech. communicators in literature?
From: Jay Cherniak <CHERNJC1_at_TEAPOST -at- TEOMAIL -dot- JHUAPL -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 1995 09:00:59 EST

When I started out in this profession, an old-time editor where I worked,
who had a Ph.D. in mathematics, wrote that he saw himself as a practitioner of
a high-class craft, such as stone carving. His words ring true. But who ever
heard of a famous stone carver or monument maker? Maybe there aren't any famous
technical writers. I once heard someone say that sections of Moby Dick are
examples of excellent technical writing, but I wouldn't call Melville a
technical writer.

Jay Cherniak
Applied Physics Laboratory
chernjc1 -at- jhuapl -dot- edu


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