Re: couple of questions

Subject: Re: couple of questions
From: Win Day <winday -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 1995 06:48:22 -0500

Jane, the only programming I've EVER done was in WatFor and WatFive,
versions of Fortran. And that was about 20 years ago!

I don't program in C. I can't even read C. (Although sometimes I wish I
could -- there's this little PostScript interpreter I'd like to be able to

Tell your boss he's out to lunch on this one.


>We're under fire at work. Suddenly our boss thinks that tech writers
>ought to be able to read C and do telephony scripting using C
>commands. He says that he and the president of our company think that
>"most tech writers ought to be capable of this." Is this true? The
>engineers who are currently helping us (two tech writers) say they've
>never known a tech writer who can write these scripts, but I'm
>wondering if there is something I don't know about the rest of the
>tech writers out there!

>I have seen books like "Teach Yourself C in 21 days" --- has anyone
>tried this and how helpful was it? I'm willing to buy the book with
>the thought that I might at least become knowledgeable about C,
>though I do not entertain any thoughts of becoming a C programmer.

>Anybody care to jump into the midst of what I suspect is more
>political than practical at our company? I need to know...bad news or
>good news.


>Jane Bergen
>Technical Writer
>janeb -at- iadfw -dot- net or janeb -at- answersoft -dot- com

>"The difference between the right word and the almost right word
> is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug" (Mark Twain)


Win Day
Technical Writer/Editor
Email: winday -at- idirect -dot- com

Previous by Author: Re: STC
Next by Author: Re: Learning C code as a technical writer
Previous by Thread: Re: couple of questions
Next by Thread: Re[2]: couple of questions

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads