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Subject:Re: **Defining Tech Comm** From:Jefrson -at- OSUUNX -dot- UCC -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU Date:Tue, 15 Nov 1994 10:17:56 CST
OK, here goes...
Technical communicators' goals should be to encode a message
and send it through a channel to a receiver, causing the
receiver to act on the message in a way that proves that
the message made it through the system with as little change
in intended meaning as possible.
I took out $15,000 in student loans for grad school just to
learn this. I sure hope I'm right.
OK State U. Ag Communications
Jefrson -at- osuunx -dot- ucc -dot- okstate -dot- edu