Re: "They don't need no stinkin' documentation..."

Subject: Re: "They don't need no stinkin' documentation..."
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 19:55:55 -0800

Dick Margulis wrote:

Can we get rid of THIS strawman once and for all? It isn't either-or. It's develop sufficient skills or collaborate with people with complementary skills so that the documents we produce are BOTH chock full of solid, usable information AND attractively designed so they are inviting to read. You can only fill a barrel to the height of its shortest stave.

What, and rob everyone of their favorite rhetorical stance?

Personally, I'd just as soon everyone didn't understand that what you say is true. This lack of understanding is keeping me employed. I'm no Jan Tschichold, and, for that matter, I'm no Charles Dickens, but **any** ability to combine both design and writing is so rare that clients are glad to see it - even the ones who say that they don't care about the design.

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With trembling voice, I gave the order
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References:
Re: "They don't need no stinkin' documentation...": From: Tom Murrell
Re: "They don't need no stinkin' documentation...": From: Dick Margulis

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