RE: Diverse Tools (was HTML editors)

Subject: RE: Diverse Tools (was HTML editors)
From: Kim Roper <kim -dot- roper -at- vitana -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 13:08:51 -0400

Bruce Byfield said:
> I consider using the tools the client requests to be one of the basic
> rules of contracting.
> Personally, I have a deep-seated loathing for MS Word, but, if that's
> what the client wants me to use, I use it (funny, isn't it, how money
> come overcome such dislikes?). I may try to avoid using Word, but I
> never push this preference too far. Doing so would only risk
> losing the
> contract. And, more important than any single contract, if I
> repeatedly
> pushed the preference, I'd get a reputation for being
> difficult and risk
> losing other contracts.
> In short, it's not just unprofessional to insist on your
> preferences -
> it could alsobe suicidal.

In short, the client isn't buying you; he's just renting you for a little
while. It's a nice place to visit (or not), but you don't have to live

Cheers ... Kim
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