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: Tue, 30 Oct 2001 09:39:12 -0800

SIANNON -at- VISUS -dot- JNJ -dot- com wrote:

Bruce Byfield says: 'Yes, content takes priority; yet design is important, as it will affect audience response.'

No, I'm agreeing with Dick's original statement that effective documentation is a balance of content and design. Ask me to choose one over the other, and you're going to hear a lot of stuttering, because I don't see how you can separate one from the other.

However, what the discussion has ignored so far is that tech-writing has all sorts of niches. I've happened to find one in which design is a selling point for my services. Andrew has found other niches in which design doesn't matter so much.

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With trembling voice, I gave the order
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