Re: No Time to Read

Subject: Re: No Time to Read
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- westnet -dot- com -dot- au>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 14:49:34 +0800

Leaving aside the question of whose name the Modern Analyst post
appeared under, it just says the same things Tony always says in the
same way Tony says them. If you weren't already convinced I doubt you'd
see this link as clinching evidence or philosophical support.

I've seen Tony in action on two lists under three names, and in nearly
ten years of obsessive zeal I don't remember seeing him convince a
single person that DFDs are a necessary or even a particularly useful
tool for TWs and usability folk. If I saw a message on any forum
anywhere on the planet talking about "forced, artificial partitioning",
"flow of data" or "essential end user tasks" I would just assume it was
Tony whether it was signed ajmarkos, Richard Lewis or the Dalai Lama.

Tony, your dedication is impressive but do you think you could just
agree to let this one go on techwr-l? You're just using the same
arguments over and over and getting the same result--that is, no result.
Obviously you find DFDs indispensible and you are able to find TW jobs
where you can put these skills to use. Equally obviously, most TWs have
happily gone through their working lives never needing to draw a single
DFD. Are there other TW issues on which you feel you could contribute to
the list? Any questions or observations that don't relate back to DFDs
or analysis techniques?



Char James-Tanny" wrote:
> Typically, aliases are rarely used on professional forums. However,
> I don't generally have a problem with folks using them, although I
> tend to be more hesitant when clicking any links that they provide.
> However, the forum response at Modern Analyst was written on July 23,
> 2007, by AJMarkos and signed "Tony". Richard Lewis has been posting
> on TechWhirl since last September.
> If, when you first referred to the article, you included the words
> "I wrote" somewhere, I wouldn't have a problem with the reference.
> It's the fact that you use an alias here and refer to an article
> that you wrote on another site where you posted under a different
> name that I have a problem with.

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