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Subject:NO HOLY WARS! Was: Pc v. Mac From:Scott Browne <sbrowne -at- UNICOMP -dot- NET> Date:Tue, 29 Jun 1999 15:08:19 -0500
Please, please, please, please, please, please, let's not start these holy
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Date sent: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 14:39:56 -0500
Send reply to: Bill Fetzner <BFetzner -at- ETCCONNECT -dot- COM>
From: Bill Fetzner <BFetzner -at- ETCCONNECT -dot- COM>
Subject: Pc v. Mac
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> I've been working in a Marcomms group for the past couple of years and
> recently we were reassigned to R&D. This presents us with not one but two
> opportunities: (1) to get closer to our SMEs and gain a bit more respect
> from them, and (2) to reconsider whether pc's are better, as good as or
> inferior to Mac's for tech pubs for technical writing jobs. We've had the
> Mac's because the Marketing types truly believe that Mac's are indisputably
> superior to pc's for graphics design. But while we use graphics elements in
> our technical documents, we're not doing color work or requiring high
> definition, things that are of inestimable value for marketing pieces. Most
> of our documents are prepared in Frame, Page or Word in the ratio of about
> Question: Which platform is in the most common use and, consequently,
> considered better for pure technical writing projects?
> Bill Fetzner