RE: Midol Moment or National Tragedy? You decide...

Subject: RE: Midol Moment or National Tragedy? You decide...
From: Curtis Matthews <cmatthews -at- cpcus -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 09:10:58 -0500

I still think grammar is vitally important for establishing credibility and
a reputation of quality with the reader. I know if I read a manual that was
peppered with gems like "dont press the RESET buton or you wil be rebooded,"
I'd be less inclined to believe reading this manual is a worthwile effort.
Plus, I'd be more inclined to believe the product this manual was written
for was engineered with the same level of incompetence as the documentation
was.

Curtis Matthews

-----Original Message-----
From: George Hinman [mailto:techwriter -at- my-deja -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 1999 7:56 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: Midol Moment or National Tragedy? You decide...


According to a lot of people on this list, all that really matters is that
"industry" accepts the terminology as "normal." Proper useage is whatever
the masses deem it to be, thus the grammar in your letter is perfectly
acceptable. As long as you know a circuit from a "circus", you can be a
successful technical writer.

Cynical Techwriter

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On Thu, 11 Nov 1999 05:10:42 Metzger Karen wrote:

Our proper
>grammar and spelling like the bell-bottoms whose time has come and gone?
>Should I start a national crusade against these Communist plot, or take
>refuge in a new career--perhaps one that uses Visual Basic instead off
>English?
>
>Please advice.
>Dreading Locusts and Wild Honey
>



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