RE: Slow Tech Writers (offshoot of "Looking for advice -- up to t he j ob?")

Subject: RE: Slow Tech Writers (offshoot of "Looking for advice -- up to t he j ob?")
From: letoured -at- together -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 11:54:23 -0400

In <200207091023 -dot- AA2326069800 -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>, on 07/09/02
at 10:23 AM, "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net> said:

>letoured -at- together -dot- net wrote:

>>I wasn't commenting on your post per si, but on the general concept of slow
>>vs. whatever.

>The situation you describe (writing installation, operation, and maintenance
>documentation for critical engineering applications) requires that
>documentations be done methodically and expertly, as you say. However the
>"slow tech writers" description began as a way to distinguish among the
>abilities of individuals in a given situation, not as a way to distinguish
>between types of tech writing projects. Some people work faster than other
>people regardless of the task. Some people make fewer errors than other
>people regardless of the task. In some situations (flying fighter jets, say)
>making errors is a really bad thing, I'll grant you; nonetheless, it is
>possible to distinguish levels of ability.

>Your comments on "slow vs. whatever" are really comments on difficult vs.
>easy. Interesting, but not really relevant to the thread they diverged from.

You guys are equating fast with good, and slow with bad. -- Its all bullshit.
What matters is how good the work is, not how fast or slow its done.

letoured -at- together -dot- net

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