Subject: Re: Congrats for this list
Mike Smith wrote:
>Well, I'm a technical writer working for a Hewlett-Packard
>subsidiary in Austin, Texas that makes distributed output
>management software. ...
>I started XML-DOC not only to give technical writers a forum for
>focused discussions about XML topics, ...
I've started tech writing 20 years ago, moved into a number of other roles
and for the last five years have been back in tech writing. I wrote my
first manual with an ASCII editor on a Digital VAX. The text was
transferred to a Compugraphic typesetter and pasted up and laid out by a
document preparation group. Personally I look forward to XML freeing us
from the tyranny of WYSIWYG GUIs like MS Word or Framemaker. I hope to move
to working on the source with editors like Homesite or FrontPage and leave
the layout and format to the style sheet folks. Hopefully XML will allow us
to return to focusing on the content.
Aspect Communications, Inc.