Re: Technical Writing Defined at Last

Subject: Re: Technical Writing Defined at Last
From: Scott Gray <scotty -at- CM -dot- MATH -dot- UIUC -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 19:24:16 -0600


The computer gives us more than that! Now technical writing can be ...

"What people DO on the way to doing something"


At my site people learn HTML and JavaScript while DOING HTML and


Scott Mills Gray
scotty -at- cm -dot- math -dot- uiuc -dot- edu

"I hear and I forget, I see and I forget, I do and I forget" -- confused.

On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Nea Dodson wrote:

> My rule of thumb has always been "technical writing is what people read on
> their way to doing something."
> It's not a particularly elegant definition, perhaps, but think about it; tech
> writing basically tells you how to do something as you do it (set up a VCR,
> use software) or teaches you something so that you can put the book down and
> do it (repair a car, code HTML, etc.)
> Nea Dodson
> neadods -at- aol -dot- com
> "Science, demystified, is just another nonfiction subject."
> -- W. Zinsser
>, or

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