Re: Re[4]: Best Documentation

Subject: Re: Re[4]: Best Documentation
From: "Anthony Markatos" <tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: hhager -at- dttus -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2000 17:01:20 PST

Harry Hager said:

I simply cannot agree with your position.

You [Tony Markatos] seem to say that tech writers are replaced because the written material was inadequate but it wasn't poor writing technique. The failure was alway due to [improper analysis, planning, estimating, or overall organization].

Tony Markatos responds:

Yes, that is what I have seen. And with fifteen years experience, I have seen a lot.

Then you seem to say that even when development efforts fail it's never because of lack of knowledge of coding technique. The failure is
always due to [improper analysis, planning, estimating, or organization].

Tony Markatos responds:

Yes.

Harry Hagar said:

Unless I'm misinterpreting your position, you are saying that there
are no incompetent tech writers; there are no incompetent developers, at least not incompetent enough to really screw up a project or
directly lead to the failure of a project.

Tony Markatos responds:

Oh no, there ARE plenty of incompetent TWs (and developers). Analysis, estimating, planning, and organizing are very important TW (and developer) skills.

We agree to disagree.

Tony Markatos
(tonymar -at- hotmail -dot- com)

Discover to true meaning of life - always drive within posted speed limits. - A. Markatos

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