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in reply to Re: Introduction to Technical Writing/Documentation
in thread Introduction to Technical Writing/Documentation

What utter rot!

Agreed, though it's a failure of technical writing which slavishly copies the format of the spoken presentation.

One important difference between writing and speaking is that the written word does not necessarily follow a linear chronology. In other words, you don't have to repeat yourself to make a point because the reader can re-read.