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I just wanted to provide one helpful amplification to John's suggestion
Remember that there are multiple list archives on different servers with
different capabilities. The server for the archive at the site John
has frequently had problems with its search engine being unavailable,
and this has led many listmembers to get lazy about even attempting
to search the archives. The archive at http://www.documentation.com/
on the other hand, has a reliable search engine.
In defense of the OK State archive I'll go on record as saying that it's
front-end is really nicely set up for browsing the archive (by date, by
thread, by author) rather than searching. I receive TECHWR-L in digest
mode, but use the archive in browse mode if I want to follow an active
thread in almost-real time.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wilcox, John (WWC, Contractor) [SMTP:wilcoxj -at- WDNI -dot- COM]
> Sent: Thursday, March 12, 1998 11:53 AM
> Subject: ANSWER
> > From: Liz macDonald[SMTP:pangaea1 -at- INLINK -dot- COM]
> > Is anyone aware of any studies papers that may give information
> > measuring
> > the level of value a technical communicator adds to
> > programmers, IS departments etc...?
> > ~~
> > Search archives at:
> All newbies: Please do this before posting a question. Likely it's
> already been discussed exhaustively, as this topic has. And please
> a more informative Subject line.
> John Wilcox, Documentation Specialist
> Timberlands Information Services, Application Delivery Group
> Weyerhaeuser, WWC 2E2, Box 2999
> Tacoma, WA 98477-2999 USA
> 253-924-7972 mailto:wilcoxj -at- wdni -dot- com
> (I don't speak for Weyerhaeuser, and they return the favor.)