Re: **Defining Tech Comm**

Subject: Re: **Defining Tech Comm**
From: Richard Lippincott <rlippinc -at- BEV -dot- ETN -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 1994 08:08:55 EST

Sandra Liles said:

>I am repeating this second-hand from someone's Tech Writing teacher,
>university unknown:
>"The goal of technical writing is not to make material understandable,
>but to make it impossible to misunderstand."

That sounds very much like Dr. David Carson, professor at RPI, who said
"You must deny your reader the right to misunderstand."

Of course, there may be variations of this quote at different institutions.

Rick Lippincott
Eaton Semiconductor
rlippinc -at- bev -dot- etn -dot- com

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