Re: Humor: I need help

Subject: Re: Humor: I need help
From: <puff -at- guild -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 14:12:41 -0500

> See Original message, below.
> 2. You say, 'Sure they recycle code. But they have other means of obtaining
> it.' I think that therein lies the rub (Shakespeare).

Oh please,

> Many Technical Communicators look around and find a paucity of other means.
> Example: Daytona Beach is not a hotbed of programming, yet our Barnes &
> Noble has several shelves of Visual Basic books, most of them advertising a
> CD-ROM full of sample programs and code. There is nothing remotely
> comparable for Technical Writing.

And be glad :-). Seriously, comments about VisualBasic code
quality aside, my original comments still apply.

> Footnote on recycling code: As Stephen J. Owens points out, the practical
> difficulties of code re-use can be immense. But, even setting aside the idea
> of 'wholesale copying', we Technical Writers do not seem to have access to
> the wealth of samples that programmers seem to have.

Sure we do. Ever been to a library?

Steven J. Owens
puff -at- guild -dot- net

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