[ RadSafe ] Does Anybody Remember?
Pat.McCloskey at orau.org
Tue Feb 3 06:25:38 CST 2015
I'll bet the author you're thinking of is Bill Minkler. I don't remember the article though.
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of H.Estabrooks at cns.doe.gov
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Does Anybody Remember?
I am working on a presentation and wanted to make a point about the place for common language vs. jargon.
If my aging memory serves me, there was a guy who routinely wrote a column that ran inside the back cover of Nuclear News. Way back in the early '80s he wrote an article about how people thought papers written with a lot of technical terms made the author look smarter (more credible) than those written in common language. I think the article was entitled "Into the Fog" or something similar.
Does anyone recall this article, its title and/or the author? I'd like to get a copy of the article if possible.
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