Writers vs. engineers

Subject: Writers vs. engineers
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 08:50:47 -0500

Not to be the cold blanket, but two simple syllogisms might
shed some light on this debate:

Engineers and techwhirlers are people; some people write
well and some don't; therefore, some engineers and some
techwhirlers write well and some don't.

Engineers and techwhirlers are people; some people can
learn to improve their writing and some (seemingly) can't
or won't; therefore, some engineers and techwhirlers won't
get any better at writing and some will.

Pretty much says it all, don't you think? Now if you want
to hear the technical editor's syllogism for technical
writers... <g, d & r> [Just kidding... haven't tried to
come up with one yet. Any takers?]

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.


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