RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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Technical writers who are hypnotized by the mechanical metaphor inevitably produce robot writing - a separate language, distantly related to the prose of Darwin, Huxley, Jeans, and Einstein. Where they were clear, fresh, and graceful, the robot writer is hard, dull, and clumsy. Where they were merely human, the robot writer is infallible, prefabricated, impersonal, and irresponsible. These four characteristics are interlinked. An example of one usually illustrates the other three.