Subject: huh?
From: Sean Hower <hokumhome -at- freehomepage -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 08:43:59 -0700 (PDT)

I'm asking this in all seriousness:

Janice Gelb wrote:
Some people even argue that in some circumstances (mostly end-user products) it's better if editors *don't* have extensive knowledge of the subject matter as they then are more likely to approach the material as a user would.

Huh? Really? I don't get it. Could anyone who actually believes this please send me an email explaining the reasoning behind such a thing? And I'm not asking for the sardonic explanation, I really want to understand why someone would think this.

FYI, this is not a stab at Janice, I was just surprised by this one statement. Yes, it's taken out of context, but the statement should be able to stand on its own. :-)


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