Technical communication under the gun

Subject: Technical communication under the gun
From: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:57:01 -0500

Maybe I'm pushing the envelope to post this to the main list, but it
does involve technical communication of sorts. Today, the company I work
for did its version of the Olympics, and one of the events called for a
blindfolded person to assemble a puzzle, with verbal assistance from the
other member of the team, who had a picture of the finished puzzle in
front of them. The first team to get the puzzle assembled was the
winner. Well, t occurred to me that this called for technical
communication under the gun. I confess, everybody else on the team did a
better job than I did, even though I'm the technical writer. I guess I
don't work well under that kind of time pressure.

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