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Subject:Re: Boring Discussions From:Loryn Jenkins <loryn -at- OZEMAIL -dot- COM -dot- AU> Date:Thu, 14 Dec 1995 15:37:51 +1000
Well, this list is set up for those of us who are *practising* TechWriters.
Each of us face some of these experiences/decisions every day. That's why
we discuss them.
This list isn't necessarily an advert for TechWriting.
TechWriting can be lonely and boring. But it can also be extremely
energizing, exciting work--learning about lots of new things all the time.
>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
>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
>With heartfelt if not brutal honesty,
>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?