Re: Documenting A Ballet Dance

Subject: Re: Documenting A Ballet Dance
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 17:06:11 -0500

It's interesting that we assume there is no writer present for these
products or that the inclusion of a writer will make it all better.

On 12/12/05, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> Over the years I have purchased all manner of products, from
> garden park benches to computer cards of all types, whose
> assembly and use instructions were so badly written as to
> literally scream "no writer here." Somehow I managed to get
> all of these things together and working, though in many cases
> not without a substantial amount of cursing and a few skinned
> knuckles. So I would have to agree with Bill. If all you want
> is "adequate" and your standards are low enough, there's a
> pretty good chance you can get there without a technical writer.
> If your goal is to have your users not associate your product with
> memories of cursing and skinned knuckles, that might be another
> story.


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References:
Re: Documenting A Ballet Dance: From: John Posada
Re: Documenting A Ballet Dance: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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