Re: diffs betw tech and academic writing

Subject: Re: diffs betw tech and academic writing
From: Wayne Douglass <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 10:50:17 -0800

At 12:38 PM 3/27/98 -0600, Miles wrote:
>
>When I work as a professional technical writer, though (I have several
>years' experience and still freelance on occasion), I wouldn't dream of
>using the same words and style I employ in academic writing.
>
I don't know, Miles. A little deconstruction of technical writing might be
in order. Perhaps a treatise a la Roland Barthes entitled _T/W_? Would you
say that technical writing is "lisible" or "scriptible?"

--Wayne
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