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>Aha! Here's the point that I've been waiting for. Technical writing is a
>profession. It's not a trade, its not a job, its a profession.
Well, maybe. It's as much of a profession as technical illustration is,
anyway. I'd be happy if people just recognized technical writing as
a purposeful task, rather than an empty formalism. But then, many
engineers don't quite grasp why the company has a sales department,
either. One does not have to win a passing grade in Realities of
Business 101 to work in industry.
Robert Plamondon * robert -at- plamondon -dot- com
"But let's be honest, userboy. If you needed to be told THAT, you're
too stupid to use this product." -- Tina the Tech Writer, in DILBERT