Re: WHAT did you say? (WAS: What is a SME?)

Subject: Re: WHAT did you say? (WAS: What is a SME?)
From: George Mena <George -dot- Mena -at- ESSTECH -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 1998 13:28:19 -0700

Eric,

Your stuttering is showing again. :D You only need type my name once.
:D But I do think you missed my point. :D

My point -- which I guess I didn't make -- was that working in a
manufacturing environment helped make me a more well-rounded technical
writer and that I fear new tech writers, at least in this country, may
well be losing out on what I consider diminishing opportunities to
experience the manufacturing environment firsthand. And I consider such
a trend to be a tragedy.

Then again, so we're told, it's cheaper to pay the foreign laborer
pennies on the dollar instead of paying the American worker a living
wage. Profits go up, which makes the shareholders happy. Quality? The
foreigners will learn how to build the product right sooner or later...

George

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric J. Ray [SMTP:ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 1998 12:44 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: WHAT did you say? (WAS: What is a SME?)
>
> At 11:44 AM 9/22/98 -0700, George Mena wrote:
> <snip>
> >The need for tech writers to acquire Web page creation skills and
> online
> >documentation skills are becoming new requirements for their skills
> >sets, even though that's . Nonetheless, I truly fear that the
> continued
> <snip>
> >tech writer of the opportunity to work in the true birthplace of
> >technical writing: the assembly line.
>
> George, George, George,
> Your biases are showing again. (Let me preface this by saying that
> I started in tech writing doing hardware (heavy equipment)
> documentation, and I probably enjoyed that more than most
> computer documentation, however...)
>
> > [George Mena] snip


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