RE: craft vs. science

Subject: RE: craft vs. science
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 16:08:15 -0400

I'm not sure about your comparison. Are you saying writing documentation
and weaving a basket have the same kind and level of complexity? Should
we apply this to other things? Should my home stereo have the same
simplicity as a basket? My car? The flight deck on an airplane?

Are the audiences for the finished basket product the same as the
audiences for the finished documentation?

Are the needs, in terms of resources the same?

Just because I can repeat the process of brushing my teeth, does it hold
that, subsequently, other unrelated processes should be similarly

Methinks I've missed the boat and fallen into the ocean.



Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
203-805-0572 (voice)
203-597-1488 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Levy [mailto:PLevy -at- epion -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 4:02 PM
Subject: RE: craft vs. science

The interface to a basket is pretty straightforward, which is the way it
should be with a manual. Are the processes repeatable for the basket
and do they check each other's work?

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