atw: Re: Writing IS Programming!!

Programmers write for computers which don't have emotions. Technical
writers write for humans who do.  Massive difference.

Christine

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> Joe Zolin:
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> > I hereby contend that Technical Writing is a form of=20
> programming... a=20
> > term I like to use is wetware programming, where us carbon-based=20
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> > humans) are fed appropriate instructions in order to=20
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> > Any comments?
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> I agree. John Brockmann said in the early '80s: "A manual is=20
> a program for users." We forget that at our peril.
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