Re: Famous tech. communicators in literature?

Subject: Re: Famous tech. communicators in literature?
From: "Dan S. Azlin" <dazlin -at- SHORE -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 1995 10:14:30 -0500

On Tue, 24 Jan 1995, Marc Paquette wrote:

> If someone ever invites me to a costume party, I'd like to go as a famous,
> fictional technical communicator. I know you may be thinking, "He even
> daydreams about technical writing--how weird," or "A technical writer who
> has time to daydream--how weird." ;-)

> I can think of a few journalists and ficiton writers in literature (the
> main character in Misery, for example), but I can't think of any technical
> communicator characters. Well, maybe one: Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes'
> cohort. The idea of Watson as a tech writer is a little flimsy, though.

> Any ideas?

> Marc.
> ---

Actually, you are already in fertile fields. A.Conan Doyle's Holmes wrote
several monographs (such as his famous work on identifying tobacco
products based on ashes). And there was Professor Challenger, widely
published <g> re his discovery of "The Lost World."


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