1. What role does technical communications play in your existing communicative life? Note, it would be helpful for you to re-articulate what technical communications means in this context as you discuss this idea.
Technical Communications is a very time-consuming but necessary part of my daily life since it helps me interact with other people in a very efficient and direct way. “Technical Communication is the exchange of information that helps people interact with technology and solve complex problems.” (Gurak,Lannon 3) This quote is very precise in stating two main ideas behind Technical Communication which both revolve around making things more convenient for the person either dealing with communication or the consumer buying a product and learning how to assemble it. Technical Communication works to provide assistance in putting things together, providing cautions, and so on which is very helpful in terms of keeping things running smoothly. Technical Communication is very demanding but it provides a sense of comfort and safety to those who require it the most.
2. How can a technical communications perspective help you understand how you are connected to others through both technology and culture.
The Technical Communications perspective is that no matter where you are or what you do, you will be expected to communicate. Through technology, you are able to express what you want someone else to know through different forms of communication such as social media or the use of a texting device. It can also be represented through technical documents which are expected to be straightforward and clear to prevent lawsuits. Technical Communication also implies that no matter what your profession is, you will be required to communicate and your level of communication will either help or diminish your chances of moving up in this world. Culture also plays an important role in shaping how we communicate since our backgrounds make us who we are therefore affecting how we converse with one another. Culture is the stepping stone to how far in communication we can go as long as we`re willing to advance in ways we never dreamed of before.