Re: Who is responsible? (was living doc article)

Subject: Re: Who is responsible? (was living doc article)
From: Jan Henning <henning -at- r-l -dot- de>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2003 21:45:18 +0200


How do you think that it can be the writer's fault if documentation
differs from the final product when the documentation had to be
finished (not by the writer's choice) before the product and the
product changes after the documentation is done?

A good writer anticipates those changes and docs accordingly.

Andrew, "those changes" are changes to the product that were made after the documentation has had to be finished - not just unfinished features. We're talking about cases where management adamantly stuck to one line up to the documentation release date and then changed their minds later. (Yes, this actually happens in the real world.)

How a writer could be expected to anticipate such changes is, frankly, beyond me.

Regards
Jan Henning

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