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Subject:RE: craft vs. science From:Phil Levy <PLevy -at- epion -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 21 Jun 2002 17:00:55 -0400
The only problem with the basket analogy is that when we buy a basket it's
usually empty. (Did I say that already?) So much for the basket analogy....
Or is it? No, because I believe basket weaving is actually more advanced in
terms of manufacturing engineering. Why? Because when they make baskets,
they start at the same place everytime.
From: Sean Brierley [mailto:sbri -at- haestad -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 4:08 PM
Subject: RE: craft vs. science
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.
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