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One of Bill Horton's early laws of documentation stated "A good manual
today is better than a perfect manual sometime next year."
That was probably 25 or more years ago. Some things never change.
> I find a couple of maxims useful here.
> 1. Murphy's Law of Work -- "Work expands to fit the willingness to do
> 2. Pareto's Law -- "20 percent of the work produces 80 percent of the
> I agree with Al that "good enough" in no way excuses sloppy, mediocre
> work. Nor does it excuse inaccurate work, especially in our profession.
> That said, I strive for consistent quality, but I also try to avoid
> chasing the elusive siren of perfection. No need to crash upon the rocks
> when the next challenge awaits.
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