cutting edge -Reply

Subject: cutting edge -Reply
From: David Hailey <FAHAILEY -at- WPO -dot- HASS -dot- USU -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 13:02:03 -0700

As one who spends all of his time just trying to keep up (just know what is
happening) I'm not sure that it is possible to stay on the leading edge of
everything.

I would recommend that you decide what leading edge you want to ride and focus
on that. If you do help files and documentation, that gives you one
direction. If you do CBT, that is an entirely different kettle of software.
Networking and html, Java, Perl, CGI and all that other stuff represents a
different direction (although I do CBT research on the Web, too). The point
being pick an area that is important to you and, perhaps, your job and focus.


But don't forget writing, itself. Being on the cutting edge can also involve
being on the cutting edge of writing and information theory. It is one thing
to write technical documents; it is another thing to know and/or research
(even if you reject) the latest theories driving this rhetorical process.



For what little its worth.

Dave Hailey
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