RE: One more thought on "Fast" and "Slow" Writers

Subject: RE: One more thought on "Fast" and "Slow" Writers
From: jgarison -at- ide -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 09:17:15 -0400

Horse pucky.

I understand my audience and my product VERY well. I am involved in the
design of the software we deliver, we inspect every nuance of what it does,
how it does it, and what the ramifications will be for our users and the
rest of the product. We understand what is going on. Then, we write about
it. We start with a big picture - What is it? - and then delve deeper into
the arcania of how it is used and what its effects are. And we somehow have
managed to do it right and on time - every time.

Luck? Nope.

Good people who work hard and well? You got it.

An environment where deadlines are not assigned arbitrarily? Yup.

Ain't got nuthin' to do with whether it's software or not.


John Garison
Documentation Manager
IDe, Concord, MA
jgarison -at- ide -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: letoured -at- together -dot- net [mailto:letoured -at- together -dot- net]
Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 10:29 PM
Subject: Re: One more thought on "Fast" and "Slow" Writers

You and the other software writers don't get it. Its not having more time
its not taking more time because its available -- it has nothing to do with
personality or style.

Its taking more time because its **necessary** It has nothing to do with
diminishing returns. People writing in areas beyond software have to think
about and address -- they have to see and foresee things -- that software
writers never even have to think about about.

That is what takes more time. That is why you go slow and carefully.

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