Mired in minutiae? I just don't think so. (was "proactive")

Subject: Mired in minutiae? I just don't think so. (was "proactive")
From: Ron D Rhodes <Ron_D_Rhodes -at- MAIL -dot- BANKONE -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 09:40:50 -0400

---rant mode on---

Dear Grammarians:

Michael Andrew Uhl wrote

It is with amusement that I follow the "proactive" discussion. . .
I spend all of my time dealing with changing technologies and the people
who don't understand . . . For those of you who waste time fighting
battles over this term or that, stop now or find yourself way behind
the learning curve.


I am disappointed to hear you say this. You, as an STC president,
should be expected you to defend the writer's role in technical
documentation, and not to ally yourself with the whiz-bangs and
long-winded project managers.

MY $.02:
If you want to be a propeller head, then be one. Become a network
administrator, programmer, or project manager. Leave technical
writing to the rest of us who care about employing good usage and

Good writers are employable because their values ARE left "way
behind." Or maybe you're so far ahead us that we can't possibly
grasp what your saying.

---rant mode off---

Next time, please don't be so condescending.

Ron is-"proactive"-really-a-word Rhodes
ron_d_rhodes -at- mail -dot- bankone -dot- com

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