Re: An ethical question

Subject: Re: An ethical question
From: Emily Berk <emily -at- armadillosoft -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 2002 11:20:56 -0700


On Tue, 23 Jul 2002 09:45:23 -0700, Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com> wrote:
>... I suppose that I've been very lucky in that most of my articles have
>been published in magazines that prided themselves on their independence.

At the risk of sounding cynical, which I guess is what I am, nearly everyone, including every one of the magazines that I've worked for, prides themselves on their independence also.

But what I've learned from experience is that no matter how independent they pride themselves on being, advertiser money does talk when push comes to shove. (Sorry for mixed metaphor.)

My philosophy of magazine writing draws heavily on a something my mom taught me: "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it." Which hasn't really limited me in what I've written.

Here's a partial list:
http://www.armadillosoft.com/rep/index.php

And, btw, I think this same philosophy applies in many, many cases: software documentation, software development, project management (except in private when it's necessary), etc. Not saying that I am always able to do as my mom told me, but I'm trying to be better.

--Emily

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