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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.