Re: 'author' vs. 'write'

Subject: Re: 'author' vs. 'write'
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 10:23:11 -0700

At 01:13 PM 5/28/97 EDT, becca wrote:
>*** Reply to note of 05/28/97 11:50
>I think that "author" was selected to reflect our broadened responsibilities,
>from the times when a writer only wrote (and then gave it to a secretary to
>type - anyone else remember those times?). I write text; I author help files,
>manuals, etc.
>BTW, I'm not saying I *agree* with this distinction, only that that's what
>I think the distinction is.
A phrase I still remember from my introductory philosophy course: "a
distinction without a difference." IMHO, 'author' vs. 'write' illustrates
the case perfectly.

--Wayne Douglass

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