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Subject:Re: Quote of the Day From:"Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 29 Aug 2007 18:32:42 -0700
I've never experienced this attitude from a developer
who has had to write his/her own documents. Those
people usually greet me on first meeting with some
remark like "Am I glad you're here." The ones most
likely to have the attitude are the ones who've never
had to do their own docs and would never be able
to if they did.
> The few times I've run into developers with negative attitudes
> toward tech writers, I remind them that if it weren't for us,
> they would have to write the documentation (as in the old days).
> Since many of them would hate writing documentation (even if they
> could), that seems to help them see value in our profession.
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