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Author Sauer, Geoffrey
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2002
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Collaboration ♦ Documentation development ♦ Project management ♦ Teamwork
Abstract The assertion that technical communicators tend to be `amateurs'---that is, lovers of their work--- is a claim with little foundation. Arguments toward regimentation and systematization of documentation writing are not calls to professionalize a currently-immature field, but rather attempts to emulate the hierarchy we have seen implemented in microprocessor engineering in the 1970s, software development in the 1980s, and content management in the 1990s. Such `egoless' methods may offer advantages to employers, but should not necessarily be considered `progress.'
ISSN 15276805
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-02-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15579441
Journal ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD)
Volume Number 26
Issue Number 1
Page Count 5
Starting Page 17
Ending Page 21


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