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In a message dated 95-12-11 20:18:01 EST, willard -at- SFSU -dot- EDU (Willard Brooks)
>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
Not wrong, really. I find the TECHWR-L boring some of the time, too. This is
not because the group "is" boring but rather because the group is not
discussing items of interest to me at the time.
Technical writing is interesting to me. My interest is totally caught up in
the subject matter ABOUT which I write, the details of which are probably not
interesting to other technical writers. How many other writers are interested
in health care industry electronic transactions? (Don't everyone rush to
disagree with me here.)
We all have lots to do. Some of us have more to do at some times than others.
Sometimes we have time to get caught up in chit-chat on arcane or esoteric
topics. Other times we hardly have time to sign on and download e-mail, let
alone read it.
Use this list for what it's worth to you. If it's not worth it, don't bother.
But don't be surprised if someday you need to ask a question of other
technical writers. What better resource than TECHWR-L?
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