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Subject:Re: personal business From:"Bachison, Cliff W. @ SLG" <CBACHISO -at- SLC -dot- UNISYSGSG -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 28 Feb 1996 12:42:00 MST
In regards to the following:
<Dear Mr. Andraksen/ Ms. Kinion/ Mr. Kent et al,
I don't know any of you. I deeply resent being drawn into your personal
battles. One of the reasons that I joined this listserv was to participate
in professional discussions. What I have found instead is that there is a
great deal of discussion that should be -IMHO-off-line. Yours is just the
If the nature of the list doesn't change quickly, I will be signing off.
This is nothing against Ms. Tholen or anyone else, but her post and the
posts of the other gladiators got me thinking.
I kind of like being sucked into the personal battles of others. Maybe I am
powerless to help them, but at least I feel that I am
dealing with real human beings when I read their emotional outbursts (and I
find that oddly comforting).
All the hub-bub over Mr. Kent's book has made me very curious. I have been
in this profession for over 20 years and
I have never met anyone who makes $200K a year tech-writing. It blows my
mind to think that that is possible. If Mr. Kent's book discusses ideas
and/or methods for doing such, even if the methods are only theoretical,
perhaps the rest of us should
be discussing it here. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am in this
business to make as many bucks as I can as pleasantly as I can and as
quickly as I can.