Technical Certification

Subject: Technical Certification
From: David_Dubin -at- NOTES -dot- PW -dot- COM
Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 07:59:47 EDT

In response to Rick Lippincott's reply about hardware v. software writing, I
agree with him, but, I reiterate my question:

Do you document hardware with a pencil (or pen) and paper and have someone else
format the documentation and typeset it, or do you use a computer upon which to
compose, format, and publish the documentation for hardware?

If you use a computer as your writing tool, you probably also use one of the
following software: Word, WordPerfect, Frame, Pagemaker, Interleaf, or another
similar tool. My position is simply that a **good** writer is proficient in at
least one of these platforms and a *good* writer doesn't tell a prospective
employer or client that he/she is proficient with a WRITING TOOL when, in fact
he/she is not.

Yes, I quite agree that there is a difference in writing about software and
hardware, but my focus is the medium upon which the document is written. Sorry
if I confused anyone.

David Dubin -at- notes -dot- pw -dot- com
This has been one man's opinion, yours may vary with mileage . . . or the
software that you use.

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