Sunday, February 18, 2007
Recently Marcia from the Ageless Learner Blog quoted me from one of my first blog articles titled, "Talk to Me - I am the User." The Ageless Bricoleur is the web log for the Ageless Learner crew. Excerpts from the blog: By the way...Rahul Prabhakar uses Rogers' quotation to open an article on his frustration with technical writing and documentation. Although off the topic of experiential learning, I found this article when I searched for other people who enjoyed the quotation and I was impressed enough with Rahul's article to introduce it here. He writes the article as an open letter to technical writers, "There is something I must tell you upfront, lest you continue to commit the same old mistakes again and again. I am the intended recipient of your work...if I do not understand or like what you convey, I tend to feel lost, grumpy, confused, and sometimes even angry...So before I proceed, I would like you to answer these two questions for me: What makes you think I would be interested to read everything from you? Are you completely sure you know me well?" Enjoy.
Labels: Ageless Learner Blog, Ageless Learner Crew, Experimental learning, I want to talk about learning, Marcia, Quotation, Roger, The Ageless Bricoleur
Rahul seems to be the technical writer evangelist of the South Asian community, promoting technical communication not just as a job but rather an excellent career choice. Along with promoting the personal benefits of being a technical writer, Rahul continues to promote writing quality, project management, and encourages new writers to learn new technologies and tools. Rahul uses these communication venues (Blogging, his Meetup Group, TWI, and the STC) to touch base on areas of research that have yet to be explored. Rahul was interviewed by Tech Writer Voices and KBS World Radio Program (Seoul Report). Also, a correspondent for Indo Asian News Service interviewed him for an article on "Technical writing - the new black gold of India." Rahul has been instrumental in researching and evangelizing "proper" technical communication. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and +91-9958750992.