Re: Famous Tech Writer

Subject: Re: Famous Tech Writer
From: jhedtke -at- OZ -dot- NET
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 1995 01:27:02 PDT

In article <Pine -dot- SUN -dot- 3 -dot- 90 -dot- 950126071044 -dot- 2637A-100000 -at- mmfes1>,
<barten -at- mmfes1 -dot- psf -dot- ge -dot- com> writes:

> How about Tom Clancy as a famous tech writer? His knowledge and
presentation of the nuclear sub program is impreesive.

Thomas Pynchon was a technical writer for Boeing in 1960 and 1961.
He since went on to publish a number of unusual works of fiction,
including "V" (which all fans of alligators in the sewers will love).
He also wrote "Gravity's Rainbow," in which there were strange
limericks such as:

There once was a man name of Pope
Had an affair with an oscillo-SCOPE.
The vertical trace
Of their am'rous embrace
Had a damn nearly vertical slope.

Some people think that Pynchon's a little strange. I recommend the
chapter in "V" entitled "In Which Esther Gets a Nose Job" for those
who'd like a short sample. You can draw your own conclusions. :)

Yours Truly,


John Hedtke

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