RE: Thinking Patterns (was RE: Interviews (5 Year Question))

Subject: RE: Thinking Patterns (was RE: Interviews (5 Year Question))
From: "David B. Stewart" <dbstewart -at- dswrite -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2001 23:33:07 -0500

> This is why I think people get into processes and procedures.
> They feel secure.
> The procedure takes the place of enlightenment and discovery. Its a lot
> easier to invent a system where everything seems logical and
> structured then it is to mentally wrestle with complex, sticky ideas.

Developing a procedure requires discovery, if not enlightenment.
Enlightenment should occur for one truly discovering a process in order to
describe it procedurally. Even with a bad process one should, to some
extent, be enlightened of its relative worth.

Writers wouldn't (or shouldn't) normally be inventing a system. Writers
would be documenting the system as it exists or is defined.

Dave Stewart


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