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Subject:Re: SACRED COWS From:Karen Kay <karen -at- WORDWRITE -dot- COM> Date:Sat, 28 Mar 1998 22:07:38 -0800
> It _IS_ easier to learn to write than to "catch-up" on
> engineering/computer/technical theory. Okay, notice I expand your
> original thought to include non-engineering technical disciplines. Any
> field of study that deals with technology, be it engineering, computer
> science, or programming (etc...) forges the mind in ways that a non-tech
> individual rarely understands.
ROFL! You sound like the guys who told me that taking a class in C would
improve my problem-solving skills. (It improved my programming skills;
these are not the same as problem-solving skills. Writers have to
have good problem-solving skills, too, you know.)
> An argument could be made that any "engineer" who can write probably
> uses the wrong side of his/her brain, hence they are not true engineers,
> merely very smart liberal arts majors!
> BTW I teach as well as write and do "techie" stuff--explain that