atw: Re: Writing IS Programming!!

Joe Zolin:

> I hereby contend that Technical Writing is a form of programming... a term
> I like to use is wetware programming, where us carbon-based computers
(read
> humans) are fed appropriate instructions in order to perform tasks...
>
>
> Any comments?

I agree. John Brockmann said in the early '80s: "A manual is a program for
users." We forget that at our peril.

Michael Lewis

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