RE: 'Old fashioned' Tech Writers

Subject: RE: 'Old fashioned' Tech Writers
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 08:59:22 -0700 (PDT)

>> According to UI principles...if an application is developed
>> according
>> to UI methodology, if 99.0% of the users don't use it, it isn't in
>> the application in the first place. That falls into something
>> called an edge case and you don't develop for edge cases.

> There are clearly areas of UI software development in which edge
> cases are
> the distinguishing factor (competitive edge?). There are other

UI and edge cases are very specific. UI is User Interface and it's
how the user interfaces with the application to accomplish their

BTW..a goal has NOTHING to do with the application. If it requires
that you include the application in the description of the goal, then
it's not a is a task.

It's also not marketing interface and it's not a selling mechanism.
If you include features outside of UI, then fine, but make sure you
understand the difference.

Now...UI could BE a marketing advantage, but a marketing advantage is
never UI.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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