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

Subject: RE: YOU are responsible, even when YOU are not to blame
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2003 13:52:08 -0400


Maybe he tried to guess at what was behind the person's thought process when
the
following was said:

>"...inaccuracies are not necessarily the fault of the writer..

There are some people, (me sometimes, other moretimes), who takes a general
statement and interprets it as an absolute.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Henning [mailto:henning -at- r-l -dot- de]
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 1:46 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Cc: John Posada
Subject: Re: YOU are responsible, even when YOU are not to blame


> Jan...not to belabor the point, but what does any of this matter?
>
> To know error is to fix error.

If that was the whole point, why did this discussion even get started?
The initial statement on reponsibility was prompted by this paragraph:

> Because I am a technical writer, I understand that inaccuracies are
> not necessarily the fault of the writer, or even the editor. This book
> was produced before the final version of the software came out. It had

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