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Well... yeah. I honestly think that we should be able to interact with
computers as easily as we interact with people. Someday we will, and
that will be good software.
I did understand what John meant, and I agree, and I think it's great
that we bring *much* more to the table than just our writing skills.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Swallow
> Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 5:27 PM
> To: Dan Goldstein
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Request of Advice
> I guess CAD and Maple totally suck then, because even the
> engineers and scientists who use them have to spend a
> considerable amount of time learning them.
> What John means is that an experienced tech writer can
> quickly and easily put past knowledge and experience to use
> in getting up to speed with new tools quickly. I know this
> because I do this for a living, and he's absolutely correct
> that inexperienced writers WILL stumble because they have
> nothing first-hand to draw from when learning; it's all new.
> It's not a failure of software. It's the success of experience.
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