Why there will always be tech writer jobs

By on 6-20-2005 in Technical Writing

Scientific American: Math Without Words

An interesting article here about how numerical reasoning and language are independent functions. Basically, you don’t have to be a mathematician to speak or write well, and you don’t need to be a human dictionary/thesaurus to calculate numbers. Which explains weirdos like me who write well and can perform abstract reasoning tasks (which math is usually employed to teach in school), but cannot calculate equations more complex than arithmetic if lives depended on it. And it also explains weirdos like the developers I work with who can calculate all day but have trouble putting subjects and predicates together.

Anyway, something nice and short to read while you’re digesting lunch…