RE: Know thy portfolio

Subject: RE: Know thy portfolio
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 13:31:43 -0500

>I am going to disagree with you as well. You should be able to speak with
>intelligence about the technology as well. If you wrote the material, and
>truly took the time to understand it, than it should not be a stretch to
>what the technology did or what the purpose of it was.

That's what makes this country great. In the country from where my boss came
from, I'd have to have the KGB come to your house to "discuss" the

For the most part, I can remember what the application for each document was
about. However, I'm not going to make myself nuts over what a dozen APIs out
of 600 did that I wrote about 6 years ago. It all comes down to granularity.

For instance...ask me about details in the user manual I created for the
Oracle Financials package I problem. OTOH, ask me in detail about
the tool I wrote about that was used to move TIDs from one table to'll get a blank stare.

I hope this doesn't make me a failure as a technical writer.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
"Be accurate...the 4am wakeup call you prevent could be your manager's"

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