Re: Mission Statements - buzz

Subject: Re: Mission Statements - buzz
From: Pat Gantt <pagantt -at- POSTOFFICE -dot- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET>
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997 13:23:07 -0500

The term "mission statement" has become buzz and
therefore causes twitches from folks tired of
its overuse or misuse... so much so that the meaning
is lost and negative connotations are attached
either fairly or unfairly.

Simple terms that do not go in and out of style
are best. Most often buzz comes from academics wishing
to coin a new phrase from existing meaning.

My personal pet peeve is "paradigm." D'oh! <shudder>

How does this effect tech. writing? Clean out the
buzz and simply state the obvious.

Best Regards,

Pat Gantt, M.S. HRD
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