Work-arounds _ RE: Clearcase and Macs

Subject: Work-arounds _ RE: Clearcase and Macs
From: "Sean O'Donoghue-Hayes (EAA)" <Sean.O'Donoghue-Hayes -at- ericsson -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 13:03:47 +1100

Kat said:

completed file went back to the office on the Zip cart, and was saved
to my little corner of the server and checked in using the onsite
workstation. Several of those companies still don't know I did the
work on a Mac.

Heh, heh.


This is an observation - and a thought....

Is the majority of a technical writer's time (after straight forward
writing) spent finding out and creating valid "work-arounds". Ways of doing
something by an unconventional method as there is no existing conventional
way of doing it.

Outside of writing this seems to be where the majority of our time can be
used up - for example, you need your image this way well I'll run it
through that filter, attach it to that, screen it with the other, there you

Is this why in many cases we are under-appreciated, because the people often
see the end result not the "dickering" around that leads to that "easy"

So does anyone else feel they use a lot of time this way.....


Check it out! Get some cool freebies when you buy RoboHelp! You'll receive
SnagIt screen capture software and a 10% discount voucher for RoboHelp
Consulting. This special offers expires March 29, 2002.
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as: archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.


Previous by Author: OT - Veering in RE: The Big Lie (was 'Are You a Writer?')
Next by Author: RE: Occupational hazard - carpal tunnel
Previous by Thread: More explanation about coaching for improved performance
Next by Thread: Re: Work-arounds _ RE: Clearcase and Macs

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads