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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
Applied Physics Laboratory
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