RE: YOU are responsible, even when YOU are not to blame

Subject: RE: YOU are responsible, even when YOU are not to blame
From: Matthew Horn <mhorn -at- macromedia -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2003 09:56:41 -0400


AP [should have] said:
> "inaccuracies are 100% the
> direct *responsibility* of the authors and editors and 99% of
> the time it is because the authors don't understand the material.

I think we're alot smarter than Andrew gives us credit for. I'd say at least 19% smarter.

The real reasons why innaccuracies get in the docs are:

20% misunderstanding (didn't quite get it but thought I did)
20% laziness (don't wanna bother fixing minor errors)
20% hubris (too proud to ask for help)
20% ennui (bored with the subject -- move on)
19% poor time management (too busy reading email)
1% programmer's fault/bug

Variance: +/- 3%

Matthew J. Horn
Sr. Technical Writer
< m a c r o m e d i a >

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