Re: SUMMARY: Non-Technical, Technical Writers

Subject: Re: SUMMARY: Non-Technical, Technical Writers
From: Tracy Boyington <tracy_boyington -at- OKVOTECH -dot- ORG>
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 14:21:49 -0500

Andrew Plato wrote:

> 2. Nobody thinks he/she is a non-technical, technical writer.
> I got a lot of nasty messages from people furiously defending their right to
> NOT be technical. These were curious messages since they were defending
> their right to NOT know something. That seems to be an oxymoron for a
> profession where information is so important.

Actually, Andrew, I think you got a lot of messages from people
disputing your definition of "technical." I wish you had reposted your
message using the definition you gave me privately -- you would have
received more useful responses and less anger. It seems you were more
interested in yanking a few chains than receiving useful responses. ;-)

Tracy Boyington mailto:tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org
Oklahoma Dept. of Vocational & Technical Education
Stillwater, OK, USA

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