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Which was exactly my point. Keith's assertion that the number of technical witers has "decreased drastically" struck me as an unfounded personal opinion. The average +3.1% growth rate reported by WolframAlpha isn't a decrease at all. If Keith has some statistics showing a net decrease, I'd like to see them, as well as learning just how big a decrease must be to be called drastic. Otherwise we're in the realm of hot air.
> Subject: RE: Resolved: Technical communicators can create information
> Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 08:47:22 -0400
> From: DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> ... and then went back up, and now _exceeds_ its previous,
> post-bubble-burst number.
> Fred asked for stats -- Bill doesn't think they exist -- but they do:
> The page displays wage history by default. To display employment
> numbers, click "Show employment history."
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Keith Hood
> > Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 11:11 PM
> > To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com; Dan Goldstein
> > Subject: RE: Resolved: Technical communicators can create information
> > Perhaps so. But at the same time the number of people
> > employed in this country as tech writers decreased
> > drastically because of offshoring.
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