Re: Boring Discussions

Subject: Re: Boring Discussions
From: Willard Brooks <willard -at- SFSU -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 14:53:24 -0800

I am a recent new subscriber to this list and am also wondering a bit
about the boredem factor (mein angstliches Gefuehl ist, dass die
Langweiligkeit dieses Listes die Verklichkeit von technischen Schreiben
spiegelt). That is, as a soon to be new graduate who is looking into TW
as a possible career option, I am wondering if this boredom does not
reflect the field of TW itself. Please do not be offended by this
statement, but I myslef do find disscussions of grammar and acronym
capitalization somewhat less than rapturous. More, I have not recieved the
epiffany experience I had perhaps unrealistically hoped for telling me
that TW was going to be my lifes work and something that I MUST do.
Again, and I am trying to be honest with myself and the list, I get
a sense of an underlying hope in the disscussions here that people are
desparate to talk about SOMETHING interesting. Is this because tech writers
are living lives of silent desparation or am I, as a neophyte and potential
practitioner, just missing the point and the collective fires burning out
there in the souls of the worlds tech-pubers?

I really want to fall in love with the idea of becoming a technical
writer, could somebody please help convince me that the above impressions
are wrong?

With heartfelt if not brutal honesty,
Willard Brooks

On Mon, 11 Dec 1995, George Allaman wrote:

> On Sat, 9 Dec 1995, Dick Buchanan wrote:

> > How do I drop out of this extremely boring discussion group?

> Why do you find the group boring?
> Why can't you figure out how to unsubscribe?
> Do these questions have the same answer?

> George

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