Re: Predecessors always worse?

Subject: Re: Predecessors always worse?
From: "John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Erika Yanovich" <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 10:57:54 -0400

The other reason is that we seem to be unable to accept that another
way is just as good as how we would do it. Therefore, when it's
different, it's automatically bad.

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 10:56 AM, John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Because griping gets you sympathy and gives a false sense of
> superiority. When it's good, we just go on with our jobs.
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Erika Yanovich <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com> wrote:
>> Why is that we hear sentences from tech writers like 'The documentation I inherited is badly written/should be completely rewritten/reorganized' (pick your favorite version) and not sentences like 'I was impressed by the documentation I found here'.
>> Does this happen because the existing docs are objectively worse or because happy tech writers are quieter?

John Posada
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NYMetro STC President

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