Re: Topical Postings

Subject: Re: Topical Postings
From: Bruce Covell <brucec -at- CCTECH -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 4 Oct 1996 11:03:42 +0000

> Grammar AS IT CLEARLY PERTAINS TO technical communication is
> acceptable, while grammar for its own sake is not.

It seems that there could be a lot of room for debate over this. I'm
not sure that there is any subset of grammar, in any language, that
clearly pertains to technical communication. If this were true, then
there would be a subset of grammar that does not pertain to technical

I wonder what that could be. I'd like to know, in case I someday
have a grammar question and need to decide if it is appropriate for
this list. If it's not appropriate for this list, then, I fear, it's
not appropriate for technical communication. I shudder to think that I
may have been using inappropriate grammar in my projects for, well,
for a very long time.

Related to all this is the matter of setting rules. Is there a
procedure for changing or adding rules here?

Please respond appropriately.

Bruce Covell
San Jose, CA
A conclusion is simply the place where you got tired of thinking.

Bruce Covell Cooper and Chyan Technology Inc.
brucec -at- cctech -dot- com 1601 S. De Anza Boulevard
408.342.5630 Cupertino, CA 95014

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