Programming Tools or grammar

Subject: Programming Tools or grammar
From: Averil Strauss <averil -at- LEGENDCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 31 May 1996 17:20:50 -0400

>from Bill Bledsoe

>Well speaking for those of us who document OO projects with Journalism
>degrees... (Soapbox appearing from under the desk cubicle... staff
>members running for their lives....)

<snip> What I feel you DO need is an aptitiude for this stuff,
>and to not shut-out new concepts and
>information as "too techie."

<snip>
>When authoring reference information,

What happened to the good old-fashioned word "write"?

>This problem/trend will only continue to grow as the legions of now
>school-aged children transition into the real world, with completely
>visually-driven, scanner-reading patterns that have them virtually ignoring
>text books all together.

"transition"?!?! Used as a verb?!?

<snip>
>In turn, I don't want to have the documentation we produce lessened by
>people who are not trained to communicate effectively. It is a team
>approach, you do what you do best, I'll do what I do best.
<snip>

So I can't believe no one else has jumped on your English usage. Typos may
be excused in this informal environment, but cultivating bad habits like
using jargon seems inadvisable.

>cheers,
>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>-----
>Bill Bledsoe "Junk moved on line is still junk. You can
>Documentation Specialist bet that if they didn't read the printed
>Envision version, they won't read the online version
>bill -at- envision -dot- com either." Dr. Conrad Gottfredson, online
>or documentation guru-guy
>intlidocs -at- mo -dot- net
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Averil
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