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Subject:Re: PDF v paper From:Kathleen Kuvinka <kkuvinka -at- CLIENTELE -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 16 Dec 1998 17:09:16 -0800
I don't understand. You get really angry that people are concerned about our
natural resources? Let's not even go there!
The "presentation medium" is not an "other consideration," it's part of the
Why do we take ourselves so seriously? I'm in it for the money! And I do
care about those trees, and all those unopened manuals that get trashed...
> -----Original Message-----
> I get really incensed with this holier-than-thou attitude
> toward saving trees AT
> THE EXPENSE of serving the user. Our job as technical
> writers is to best serve
> the interests of our users. We are "user advocates"
> ultimately, and it behooves
> us to find and use methods that best help our users, however
> advanced they may be, find the information they need to use
> whatever it is that
> we're describing. Only after we have done our very best at
> that should other
> considerations, like presentation medium, be considered. I
> don't know of a
> single technical writer who was hired to save trees instead
> of creating manuals
> users liked.