OT: RE: I'm taking my marbles and going home...

Subject: OT: RE: I'm taking my marbles and going home...
From: "Stevenson, Rebecca" <Rebecca -dot- Stevenson -at- workscape -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 14:14:31 -0400

Time already for another round of "does not!" "does too!"? Has anyone out there clocked this? I'm under the impression that it's a seasonal thing - about every four months we have to break out this discussion, which I'd call not just tired but downright exhausted. Topic cycles are part of list environments, but this one strikes me as both unusually persistent and unusually pernicious.

Every job, every writer, every industry, is different. Some need or want more of one thing than they do of another. This basic fact of work-life doesn't make anyone a better writer, better human being, or better gardener for that matter than anyone else here, doesn't make one way Right and the rest Wrong Wrong Wrong.

Now back to my release notes. Y'all carry on if it gives you pleasure.

Rebecca Stevenson
Technical Writer
Workscape, Inc.
AIM: RJSWriter

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Byfield [mailto:bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com]

Martin R. Soderstrom wrote:

> That's nonsense. What you need is an understanding of how programmer's
> =think=. Sure, you're going to need some basic understanding of
> technologies and practices, but no where near the depth to which an actual
> programmer would. In fact, that can be a hindrance.

I'm curious.

What good is knowing how a programmer thinks if you don't know what a
programmer does? That is, after all, what API documentation is about.

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