Re: New TECHWR-L Poll - ADD

Subject: Re: New TECHWR-L Poll - ADD
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 11:27:46 -0700

> Gene wrote:
> Offhand, I can't think of any career field in which an inability to pay
> attention to what needs to be done when it needs to be done could
> possibly be an "advantage."

To tell the truth, the poll question surprises me. Given the tendency to
introversion in many tech writers, I would have thought that Asperger
Syndrome and autism would be more common than ADD.

Of course, I'm putting aside the question of just how widespread such
conditions really are. These days, a moment's inattention is put down to
ADD, and a momentary twinge in the wrist to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -- a
quickness to diagnose (and self-dramatize0 that trivializes genuine

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