Re: Tech Writers who don't like technology

Subject: Re: Tech Writers who don't like technology
From: Tracy Boyington <tracy_boyington -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG>
Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 10:35:37 -0500

> Absolutely. So why should a technical communicator who writes for the
> insurance industry, for example, keep up with Scientific American? Why
> should a technical communicator who writes software manuals or online help
> for the aerospace industry read the AMA journal (sorry, I don't know the
> exact title)?

This is one of the most important aspects of this discussion, and it's
one that too many people are missing. My "technology" is different from
your "technology." If someone feels inclined to doubt my technical
writing ability because I can't read electrical diagrams, remember that
I could insist that those idiots who don't know the apothecary system
have no business claiming to be technical writers. And we'd both be dead
wrong.

Tracy
--
======================================================
Tracy Boyington mailto:tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org
Oklahoma Dept. of Vocational & Technical Education
Stillwater, OK, USA
http://www.okvotech.org/cimc/home.htm
======================================================




Previous by Author: Re: Non-technical, Technical Writers
Next by Author: Re: Interview Questions (a question)
Previous by Thread: Re: Tech Writers who don't like technology
Next by Thread: Re: Tech Writers who don't like technology


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads