RE: permalancer

Subject: RE: permalancer
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 11:55:57 -0700

McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:

> Ya go away for the weekend, and the conversation gets silly.

Amen! Excellent commentary. You've saved me the trouble of finishing my
extended rant about how tekwrytr goes on and on about _skills_ without
ever mentioning _knowledge_. Not to mention _understanding_.

Certainly, no one is irreplaceable. But years of learning about
telephony, conferencing, VoIP, our products, etc., certainly _do_ give
me a distinct advantage over a similarly skilled writer fresh off the
street: I ask the engineers and product managers far fewer questions. In
fact, I frequently answer questions of theirs. That has far more value
than an "arcane skill set."


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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