RE: craft vs. science vs. art

Subject: RE: craft vs. science vs. art
From: Phil Levy <PLevy -at- epion -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 11:25:04 -0400

Just a minute, Dick. I think you agree with me: you say that the writer is
given a template, which implies repeatability and replaceable parts. And the
whole concept of a template is a god one as long as the template is very
detailed. But regarding process: if the writer does the job all by him or
herself there is no quality control until the end, when it's too late. This
is what I mean by a process: more than one person working on the same

>If you get past, "here's the due date; here's the
>template; here's who to send it to for review," you
>are micromanaging; and that can be counterproductive.

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