RE: ethics, morals in documentation?

Subject: RE: ethics, morals in documentation?
From: Michael Davidson <Michael -dot- Davidson -at- vcint -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 14:22:41 +0200

Tom said 'And for those of you who think it's okay what your company does or
who they deal with so long as YOU don't have to dirty your hands, I ask this
question: "If your family was hungry, and
it was take the job or watch them starve, what would you do?"

Now you find out what kind of principles you have. Everything else is a
matter of taste.

I find this quite insulting. There are many people in the world who would
either starve or lay down there lives for what they believe in. they come
from all walks of life and from all parts of the world. To say that you'd do
something just for the money (ie the price is right) is a load of old cack.
I think what you say shows more about your own beliefs.
For those who have faced such moral dilemmas it is up to them how they
resolve them and you can't blame people for taking the money. It is also
very difficult to know where to draw the line: after I was made redundant a
couple of years back I had a number of approaches from people who make guns
and bombs. It turned them down because I don't support such activities. Do
you think that someone who's been killed or maimed by a land mine cars who
put it there? That's why I can't support these things. If the only work I
could get as a tech. Writer involved armaments or pornography then I would


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