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Subject:Re: Engineers and Writers From:"Wilcox, John (Contractor)" <wilcoxj -at- WDNI -dot- COM> Date:Sat, 15 Mar 1997 10:52:00 -0800
From: The Ashrafs
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: Engineers and Writers
Date: Saturday, March 15, 1997 9:27AM
Everyone has a `chi', a personal god that takes care of
you. And then there are gods for natural phenomena. And above it all is
Chineke. Who, just happens to be not very different The Father, Zeus,
Eeshwar, Allah, The Creator, or even Nature with an upper-case `N' as
Wordsworth et al spelt it.
Now switch to trying to teach a neophyte that
from the point of view of Unix system, everything is a file: when you
want to display something on the screen you write to a tty file; when
want to print, you write to a prn file ...G'whm'sayin'?
This is not a good comparison at all. In the latter paragraph, you've
simply stated a fact. In the former, you've just made some statements
about your belief system.
John Wilcox, Documentation Specialist
Timberlands Information Services
Tacoma, WA 98477-0001
wilcoxj -at- wdni -dot- com