Thanks Bill, we agree!

   --Sean Pollock

     From:  "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood at>
     To:  "quills at" <quills at>
     CC:  Frame Users <framers at>,Free Framers List
     <framers at>
     Subject:  Re: Frame's future
     Date:  Thu, 8 Mar 2007 10:36:35 -0500
     >>What concerns me is that many of these tools are Enterprise level.
     >>Meaning that they are too expensive to be purchased by a single
     >>person, and often require a server from which to run. What that
     >>means, is that companies will segregate writers into those who know
     >>the tools, and those who don't. If you want to get a job, you have
     >>know the tools. Most companies don't want to teach you to use them.
     >>They want you to know them already. They won't care if you know XML
     >>or SGML. They will focus on the tool.
     >Ah... Fear and Loathing in TechComm. ;-)
     >1. There are plenty of non-enterprise solutions for lone writers and
     >such to use to manage XML content.
     >2. Technology will always win out over tools, period.
     >3. Some companies will undoubtedly be tool-centric, which is fine.
     >they want to overlook you as a candidate/hire based on specific
     >experience and not on technology knowledge and experience, did you
     >really want to work there in the first place?
     >Bill Swallow
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