Re: Back to the Dark Ages.

Subject: Re: Back to the Dark Ages.
From: "John Fleming" <johntwrl -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 07:18:18 +0000

On Thu, 27 Jun 2002 04:27:10 -0400, while chained to a desk in the scriptorium, dlettvin -at- attbi -dot- com ("Doc") wrote:

$Cats are a hazard for those of us who work in home offices. Here's a helpful

That reminds me of something I read when I was first setting up to work at home.

I was reading a book on contracting/ consulting from home, and the section in question was source of distractions.

I could accept some of the things on the list For example, neighbours and children. There is a funny thing in peope where they seem to think that because you are at home, somehow you aren't working.

But I had to draw a bit of a line at housepets. I could understand dogs being a distraction. They need attention. They need petting. They need to go for walks.

But cats? No way Jose. All cats do during the day is sleep, right? Wrong!! Mine insists on regular stroking. Mine insists on making herself at home on my desk when I'm at my computer. She sometimes feels I have nothing better to do than play fetch with her.

On balance, the *cat* has been a bigger distraction than anything else on the list.

John Fleming
Technical Writer and SAS Programmer
Edmonton, Canada

Please respond to the group. My address is set to reject e-mail from senders not in my address book.

Send and receive Hotmail on your mobile device:

Your monthly sponsorship message here reaches more than
5000 technical writers, providing 2,500,000+ monthly impressions.
Contact Eric (ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com) for details and availability.
Save $600: Create great-looking Help files and software demos with
RoboHelp Deluxe. Get RoboHelp and RoboDemo - our new demo software - for one
low price. OR Save $100 on RoboHelp Office in June with our mail-in rebate.
Go to
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: Re: STC backstabbing?
Next by Author: Re: intrusive messages in Word XP
Previous by Thread: Re: Back to the Dark Ages.
Next by Thread: Back to the Dark Ages?

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

Sponsored Ads