OT: Go (Was Respect)

Subject: OT: Go (Was Respect)
From: "Glenn Maxey" <glenn -dot- maxey -at- voyanttech -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 14:04:37 -0600

A fellow Go player who's also a tech writer. Much, much respect!

Sometimes, I feel like being a tech writer is like a slow game of Go.

You place a couple of stones in this corner (on this document),
then in that corner (on that help system);
then you attack (in a meeting on a specific point);
you connect your group of stones together (in fleshed out chapters);
you build influence between seemingly unrelated stones (QA, Sales,
and walls of deterent (go through my manager to get me to bumped that up in

As a Go player/tech writer, your goal isn't to deny life for your opponent.
You'll die trying. Your goal is simply to have more life at the end of the
game (when the release date arrives) than the other.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: bounce-techwr-l-58477 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-58477 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of
> david -dot- locke -at- amd -dot- com
> Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 11:22 AM
> Subject: Respect (was Re: Make it Pretty for the SMEs You Want to
> Intervie w)
> A few weeks ago I was at our regular weekly Go Society meeting. One of the
> programmers that I've worked with shows up. He has gone as far as having a
> meeting with my boss where he complained bitterly. My boss having
> been in my
> position understood the guys attitude, so it never became a problem. But,
> the programmer shows up at the Go meeting. It turns out that he
> has a better
> player. We play. And, during the game he comments about how he
> keeps making
> mistakes, because he doesn't respect my moves. Well, I beat him. He now
> respects my play and he respects me as a person.


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Respect (was Re: Make it Pretty for the SMEs You Want to Intervie w): From: david . locke

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