Interest is Fundamental to Communication

The Web continues to invent new places for tech writers to rehash old arguments. Recently I have been seeing a number of reiterations of the old debate about technical knowledge vs. writing skill on various LinkedIn forums, and apparently Techwr-l has recently been debating yet again whether it is easier to teach tech to a writer or writing to an engineer. I am convinced that both sides in these endless debates are missing the point: the key to successful communication isn’t knowledge or writing skill, it’s interest. read more