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I have, occasionally, been asked to document applications without being
given access. In my current position, we start documenting before the
first applications are available, so we do a two-stage process.
Most of my employers and clients have understood that I needed to work
with the application/product to write the documentation. I used to have
a second computer for client applications, so that when they crashed I
would not be burnt!
Let us overthrow the totems, break the taboos. Or better, let us consider them cancelled. Coldly, let us be intelligent.
Canadian politician (1919 - 2000)