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Please Submit your Open Source Resume in Word

I had email today from Studio B. Apparently they are looking for technical writers in some specific areas:

  • Apache Derby
  • Apache Geronimo
  • XML and Ajax
  • PHP
  • Eclipse


I'm neither interested nor qualified (and if elected, I will not serve) but I had to raise my eyebrows at this kicker:

If this is of interest, please submit your resume, in Microsoft Word format..

Microsoft Word? I checked out Studio B's Contract Jobs page and found that "Microsoft Word" requirement to be pretty consistent.

Yeah, yeah, I know: it's the way of the world, live with it, yeah, yeah. But sheesh: they are looking for Open Source tech writers. One would assume that they'd like to have well experienced writers, people who really know their stuff.

Free clue for Studio B: some of those people don't own Microsoft Word and aren't going to raise a finger to put something in a Microsoft format.

Oh sure, Linux folk CAN output in Word format. That's not the point. The question is rather "Do they want to?" The answer to that is certainly close to 100% "No". Some of them would much rather use some other word processor, some have their resumes on-line in HTML, and others can't imagine what makes you so stupid that you couldn't cut and paste text from an email if Word is so damn important to you.

I suggest that the better Open Source writers should send their resumes to Studio B.

In LaTeX dvi format, of course.



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Thu Jul 20 17:37:55 2006: 2272   bruceg2004


"In LaTeX dvi format, of course."

Thanks for my chuckle of the day :-)

- Bruce






Fri Jul 21 14:44:05 2006: 2274   BigDumbDinosaur


I suggest that the better Open Source writers should send their resumes to Studio B.

In LaTeX dvi format, of course.


How about a text file with troff syntax? <Grin>

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