RE: craft vs. science vs. art

Subject: RE: craft vs. science vs. art
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 15:28:48 -0400

Phil Levy <PLevy -at- epion -dot- com> wrote:

>If you mean that several writers can "own" ONE document that they ALL
>WORKED ON TOGETHER, then fine, we do agree.
>If you mean that a bunch of writers each owns one document (one writer/one
>document) then all I can say to indicate that you are wrong is that all doc
>managers agree with you.


Is that what this is all about? Are you suggesting that the distinction between process (science)--as you define it--and craft is simply how many people cooperate to produce a document?

That's just silly. I'm talking about the nature of the relationship between the individual and the work that individual produces--whether it is one page, one chapter, the words, the index, or the screen captures. I couldn't care less what percentage of the whole that individual is responsible for, only that the individual _is_ responsible for it--responsible for its correctness, appropriateness, timeliness, and ability to communicate what it needs to communicate.


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