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From: Skip Mendler [mailto:wmendler -at- cornetltd -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: Famous Technical Writers
Does that mean that after reading one of his novels I would know how to
operate a submarine?
From: George F. Hayhoe <george -at- ghayhoe -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 9:04 AM
Subject: RE: Famous Technical Writers
>Although he sold insurance before writing his first
>best-seller and has never worked as a technical writer as
>far as I know, my vote would go to Tom Clancy. His gift for
>explaining technology is truly amazing, especially in his
>early novels before his contracts apparently specified that
>he be paid by the pound for final manuscript drafts. ;)
>IMHO, _The Hunt for Red October_ contains some of the most
>brilliant technical prose I've ever read.
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