RE: What's in a name?

Subject: RE: What's in a name?
From: Sanjay Srikonda <SSrikonda -at- invlink -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2001 11:15:55 -0500

Technical Writers. Everything you described is part of my daily routine,
yet, I'm perfectly happy with Technical Writer.

No sarcasm intended but I saw a thread recently about a job title for
something or another. How come all of a sudden being a Technical Writer has
to be replaced by something "nifty" or "snazzy' and "neat"?

-----Original Message-----
From: bryan johnson [mailto:bryan -dot- johnson -at- motoman -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 11:10 AM
Subject: What's in a name?

Ok Techwirlers, I'm really counting on you now!

My boss just laid a challenge on me. I need to come up with a name for our
department. The reward is a free day off and free lunch! So you can
understand my motivation! I'm sure you guys will give me some great names!
tech pubs, marketing comm, and tech comm are out because the big boss wants
something more cutting edge. He has selected "Knowledge Tools Team"!? So
please help me!!! I don't want to be a knowledge tool!

Let me tell you a little about us:
We're a small group working under the Marketing department of a Japanese
robotics company. We create software, hardware, and maintenance manuals.
However, we do more than just "print" manuals. We also maintain the
corporate web site and intranet, support the sales force, and create
corporate presentations. The main boss wants a name that describes our
varied roles, and conveys a cutting edge, technology type feeling.

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