RE: Technical communication under the gun

Subject: RE: Technical communication under the gun
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: "'Downing, David'" <DavidDowning -at- users -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 15:36:52 -0400

If you hadn't trained for a contest, it's no wonder you may not have done
your best. They should provide time for people to get in shape. All contests
are under the gun, but nobody in their right mind would design an "Olympics"
for which the contestants did not have an opportunity to train.

Dumb organizers, I say. ; )

Bonnie Granat

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> 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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