Re: focus so deeply on DTP.

Subject: Re: focus so deeply on DTP.
From: Kris Olberg <KJOlberg -at- AOL -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 1995 20:06:31 -0500

In a message dated 95-11-05 17:21:08 EST, johnbri -at- PRIMENET -dot- COM (John P.
Brinegar) writes:

>(1) Readers are increasinly more visually oriented and less textually
>oriented. My work today has much lest text these days than it did with I
>took up tech writing 45 years ago. It has far more illustrations, tables,
>and charts. The size and positioning of these elements are important to me.

>(2) Most of my work is presented in a computer screen. When it is printed
>on paper, it usually is also available online, in a different form than on
>paper. Therefore, during the earliest stages of the development process, I
>begin to visualize how the work will appear to the user. I believe this
>helps me to communicate more effectively. It would be much easier (and
>faster) just to do a textual brain dump, but, in my opinion, the results
>would not be as effective.

What makes you think that a production department cannot do the job as well
as you? This is exactly why I think dilution of job skills is bad; the
production people have, in many writer's eyes, suddenly become unskilled,
unnecessary, and not able to do the job as well as the writer.


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