Re: Your Message Sent on Tue, 7 May 1996 09:52:00 -0600

Subject: Re: Your Message Sent on Tue, 7 May 1996 09:52:00 -0600
From: Tracy Boyington <trlyboyi -at- GENESIS -dot- ODVTE -dot- STATE -dot- OK -dot- US>
Date: Tue, 7 May 1996 11:21:17 +0000

> Personally, I think the content of this list over the last few months
> serves as a somewhat damning indictment of the current state of
> our profession (I've been interviewing recently and the quality of
> even very experienced tech. writers has been worryingly poor).
> I shall shortly be unsubscribing from this list (once I
> see if anyone says anything about this post).

Well, just to make sure your wait was worth it... :-)

I was just about to tell Arlen how funny his response was (as they
always are) and how much I enjoyed a bit of humor in what is
sometimes a pretty dry newsgroup, when I saw your post.

> This list is (supposed to be, correct me if I'm wrong) a professional
> discussion list, but having subscribed (admittedly mostly quietly) for
> about 6 months, I've found it increasingly irksome to wade through
> the waffle and idle speculation to pluck the fruit from the chaff.

Seems like most of the "professional discussions" I have (online and
in person) are just like this list. Some of it is over my head, some of it
has nothing to do with what I do, some of it I need to know, some of it
I already know, some of it has nothing at all to do with work but
is part of that valuable "getting to know you" stuff, and some of it is
just plain silly and fun.

And regarding the things you don't want to read, I think you said it

> With one click of the mouse button (button 1 :-) ) it's gone

Sorry to see you go

Tracy Boyington trlyboyi -at- genesis -dot- odvte -dot- state -dot- ok -dot- us
Technical Communication Specialist
Oklahoma Department of Vocational & Technical Education
Stillwater, Oklahoma

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to me and not ODVTE.

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