Integrating Cultural Reflection and Production in
Although it can be demonstrated that actuaries, accountants, and insurance adjusters write on the job, no one seriously designs writing programs with the tasks that cross their desks each day. As a tool of the professions, writing retains a quality that makes it seem more generic, more encompassing, less circumscribed, and more ambient and vague, than more conventional tools of professional practice. There is, further, a dis analogy between what differential equations means for the engineer and what writing means for the generic professional. For the engineer, critical paths of the profession would not be crossed without differential equations. For the professional in general, critical paths often get crossed even with poor writing, albeit not without some anxiety and social discomfort, perhaps.