RE: Have to know Programming to be able to write about it? -- NO

Subject: RE: Have to know Programming to be able to write about it? -- NO
From: "Karen E. Black" <kblack_text -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 12:15:53 -0500


If it had to be written, wasn't it better that the writer spend time with the SMEs tapping their knowledge than for the SMEs to spend their time resentfully writing material that then had to be heavily edited, queried, and re-edited by the writer?

Not that all, or even most, SMEs resent writing, or do it badly, of course...

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Is fearr socrú dá dhonacht ná dlí dá fheabhas.
It's better to solve the problem than to improve the law.
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John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com> responded to Beth Agnew's

>I don't do tricks, but you can see a snippet from a much larger work at
>http://www.agnewcom.com/portfolio.html. Use the live link halfway down
>the page. I spent about 2 weeks with some SMEs, and have had no
>geological training. This content was good enough to be credible with
>visiting PhDs in geoscience.

Is it possible that someone with geological training would have created it
in 1 week and not have tied up the time of the SME?


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