[Techtalk] Resources about Technical Writing?

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Mon Oct 29 01:46:02 UTC 2007

Kathryn Andersen wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 07:40:55AM -0500, Billie Walsh wrote:
>> I don't know anything at all about technical writing except from the 
>> user end. But I do have a question for you. Are you writing for 
>> "techies" or regular people? From my experience "techies" write for 
>> "techies", not for the unwashed masses [ to which I belong ]. If your 
>> writing to the masses please use the K.I.S.S. Principle.
> Well, I'd say I was writing to the "washed masses"; people who already
> know how to use a computer.  I'm not writing "For Dummies" books.
> Kathryn Andersen
So, I guess that means your writing for "techies". In other words they 
are going to read like man pages.

Billie Walsh

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