Re: Tech Writers taking minutes

Subject: Re: Tech Writers taking minutes
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- optonline -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 01 Jul 2002 14:46:41 -0400

Michele Marques wrote:
> Taking minutes at development meetings can be an opportunity to
> learn/shape what's going on IF YOU HAVE TIME.
> I usually have so much other stuff to do (manuals, relese notes, help
> files, etc.) that I don't have time to spare for additional meetings and
> minute-taking.
> In my experience, minute-taking is usually accomplished by an
> administrative assistant - if minutes are taken at all.

One of my personal habits is to take minutes of all meetings I attend,
for my own records. It is invaluable when it comes to a "did I say
that?" Since my notes are summaries, rather than verbatim quotes, I
can't always trust an administrative assistant to get the full flavor I
am looking for.

"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a
minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute-and it's
longer than any hour. That's relativity,"
- Einstein-

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