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

Subject: RE: "They don't need no stinkin' documentation..."
From: sguttman -at- semantix -dot- com (Susan Guttman)
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 09:25:03 -0500

That one's good, but my all-time favorite Shark Tank documentation story is
this one:

Did you receive the instructions? fish asks.


Did you read them?

Yes, says sysadmin, getting testy.

Did you follow the instructions? fish asks.

"Your instructions don't say that you have to follow the instructions,"
sysadmin snarls.,1130,DAY10-15-2001_NAV47-2057_STO64

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Melissa Lowery wrote:

or "Why we don't let developers do the documentation..."

Here's an excerpt from Monday's Shark Tank:

IT MANAGER pilot fish finds lots of information missing from the new
documentation for a key project. Where is it? he asks. Developer
responds: "I've found that most people in our field are overwhelmed
by too much documentation. I found that, by removing the parts that
everyone already knows, I could make a more artistic presentation."

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