Re: Unique Documentation

Subject: Re: Unique Documentation
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Richard Lewis <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com>, Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2007 19:08:12 -0700 (PDT)

I don't think I ever said "often too difficult to maintain over the long run", That carries the meaning that if it is too difficult, it can't be done.

Whether it is difficult or not is based on the amount of resources allocated to making changes. I did say it involved maintenance. OTOH, what part of an evolving IT infrastructure doesn't? Ever see a server that you plugged in and forgot?

Besides...the amount of maintenance is based on the level of change in the network, not the dimension of the document. What's the difference between making 20 changes in one large diagram as opposed to making individual changes in 20 8-1/2X11 documents?

John Posada
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----- Original Message ----
From: Richard Lewis <tech44writer -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>; Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Thursday, October 4, 2007 6:21:20 PM
Subject: Re: Unique Documentation

While it is not uncommon that the end-user wants a single "big hunker" of a diagram, the result, as I think you previously pointed out, is a diagram that is often too difficult to maintain over the long run.

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