Re: Famous Technical Writers?

Subject: Re: Famous Technical Writers?
From: Tracy Boyington <tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 13:12:21 -0600

> However, in the modern sense of "technical author", and assuming what was
> meant was "famous *as* a technical author", I'm bound to say that I don't
> think fame is ever likely to happen, for two reasons, one trivial, one by
> the very nature of a technical author's job:
> (a) Normally whatever we write goes out anonymously, copyright the company
> that owns the software, and

Since every single one of us documents software for a living, right? ;-)

As others have mentioned, our illustrious hosts, Deb and Eric, *do* get to put
their names on lots of nice shiny technical materials. As do textbook authors,
people who write for scientific magazines, etc. It doesn't mean they're famous,
but they're not exactly anonymous either.

wondering if Carl Sagan could be considered a technical writer
Tracy Boyington mailto:tracy_boyington -at- okvotech -dot- org
Oklahoma Department of Vocational & Technical Education
Stillwater, Oklahoma

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