RE: Real value (was implementing single-source) - demonstrated!

Subject: RE: Real value (was implementing single-source) - demonstrated!
From: Dan Emory <danemory -at- primenet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 15:53:48 -0800

Andrew, you are the world champion elider.
You grab things out of context, distort the
original facts so that you can evert them to fit your
fixed premise, and then use a reductio ad absurdum
argument to make a point that is wholly at odds with
the original facts.

One of Bill Hall's major conclusions was that structured
document authoring significantly improved writer productivity
right from the start, even without reliance on an information
management system. That is also my own experience.

The only role that major companies play is that they tend
to impose their requirements on all their thousands of small-to-
medium-sized product suppliers, which is necessary to show
compliance with ISO 9000 and similar quality assurance

You sound just like Thomas Watson, who upon being shown
the first IBM computer, declared that he saw not future in it,
because 10 or 20 of them would fulfill the world's need for
computing power.

You are
At 03:33 PM 11/13/00 -0800, Andrew Plato wrote:

This makes up probably about 150 to 200 companies world-wide. Not to mention
the fact that most firms just outsource this function to document management
firms and forget implementing it in house.

Again, I think you and Don are preaching to a small set of very large
companies. These systems simply will not benefit the majority of tech pubs
groups. Better management, tools, and training will.

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