Top 10 Characteristics of a Good Technical Writer After Y2K.

Subject: Top 10 Characteristics of a Good Technical Writer After Y2K.
From: v2cdisrc -at- us -dot- ibm -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 10:41:40 -0600

Top 10 Characteristics of a Good Technical Writer After Y2K.

10. Knows how to cut and paste - really cut and paste, with glue and
scissors.

9. Knows how to produce a document with correct spelling - without the aid
of a spell checker.

8. Can write with a stone and chisel.

7. Doesn't mind getting paid in clam shells or animal skins.

6. Knows how to use one of those new type writer contraptions.

5. Might not remember the computer, but can use an abacus like a whiz!

4. Experience writing for wizards - can document all of their spells and
incantations.

3. Has thoroughly documented the latest technology, such as the wheel.

2. Writes well by candle light.

1. Knows how to document the latest hunting and gathering techniques.


Samuel R Choy
User Technologies
IBM, Rochester






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