RE: No time to learn it all

Subject: RE: No time to learn it all
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 14:22:23 -0000

Keith Cronin wrote:
>>A solid philosophy. But have you ever been put in a situation where that
was not an option? Where the deadline superceded all those nobler
considerations, and the harsh reality was that you had to get a doc out
the door by X date? Regardless of how well you knew the subject matter?
I have. And I gather I'm not alone.<<

Indeed, didn't someone make a big thing on this list not so long ago about
what matters is satisfying the client? Presumably if what matters to the
client is getting a doc - any doc - out the door by X date, that's what a
client-centered technical writer would do.

>>Tech writing at its best:
>> You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out;
>> You put your right foot in, and you shake it all about.
>> You do the Hokey-Pokey, and you turn yourself around.
>> That's what it's all about!
>> - Roland Lawrence LaPrise

It's just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
With your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight
But it's the pelvic thrust
That starts to drive you insane

Let's do the time warp again
Let's do the time warp again

Jane Carnall
Technical Writer and Compendium
of Arcane and Useless Information
Apologies for the long additional sig: it is added automatically and outwith
my control.


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