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"David Orr" wrote..
> Tell me again why I should give this template away?
You shouldn't. You should use it in your business to make money. Just like
anybody who develops a template should use it to make their lives easier.
Naturally, if you want to give it away for free that is your prerogative. But I
would probably fire any employee who handed out company assets like that.
My original point was that it is lame to ask a forum of 4000 strangers to hand
you a template for free. Go get it yourself or build your own.
> Tell me, Andrew Plato, why attention to "one-off" work like this
> was not worth it?
It is worth it. Never said it wasn't.
However, the template is merely the beginning. It doesn't matter how brilliant
the template - the content is still what truly matters.
Also, templates are not commandments from God. They need to be tweaked and
fixed as necessary. Any place that locks up the templates and doesn't allow
writers to make changes or tweaks is asking for trouble. Templates like any
process should be seen as guidelines, not the Word of God.
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