Re: Top Ten? (Dubious attempt at humor)

Subject: Re: Top Ten? (Dubious attempt at humor)
From: Mitch Berg <mberg -at- IS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 1997 09:15:13 -0600

Robert Plamondon wrote:
> > I recently had a writer tell me that she was one of the top ten writers
> > in the Silicon Valley....[D]oes everyone agree on who is
> > tops in the field, and why?
> Anyone who makes this claim should be able to back it up convincingly,
> or they're just blowing smoke. It's not like you have to have a formal competition.

Oh yeah? Why not start a "Battle of the Tech Writers" in your area?

It can be just like "American Gladiators", with special events to let
people really show their stuff:

* Speed Research
* Precision Scheduling (against stationary and moving Deadlines)
* Blindfolded Budgeting
* The Publishing Tool Bug Obstacle Course
* The Changing Management Priorities Endurance Test
* The "Hiring an MA in TechComm" crapshoot
* Online Development Environment roulette
* Define SGML in 25 Words or Less
...and so on.

In this way we can, once and for all, determine who ARE the ten best
tech writers in any area.

I'll work on the TV contract...

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