Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 40, Issue 22

Subject: Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 40, Issue 22
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 07:26:59 -0800

First comment on this thread, last comment on it...

This is a lot like sitting in a meeting watching a
couple of writers drag the rest of the group
through an arguement over some little-used feature
of the dept's document template that has deteriorated
into a personal shouting match. The underlying subject
may be related to the reason everyone is there, but
the only reason anyone outside of the dispute is
paying any attention is that they're curious about how
long it's going to take for the group's manager (in this
case, the list admin) to knock on the table a few times
and say,"schedule yourselves a sidebar on this and
let's move on."

I've already lost track of how long ago I would have
ended this in one of my meetings.

Gene Kim-Eng


----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff Lane" <geoff -at- gjctech -dot- co -dot- uk>

> It has a lot to do with technical writing in that it's part of a
> thread that IMO illustrates very well some of the pitfalls of written
> communication. The thread started as a branch of "Qualifications for
> an off shore writer?" so perhaps you missed the link because of the
> subject change. However, you need to consider the thread holistically
> else many posts taken out of context might seem off-topic.

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References:
RE: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 40, Issue 22: From: Michael West
Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 40, Issue 22: From: Mike Starr
Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 40, Issue 22: From: Geoff Lane
RE: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 40, Issue 22: From: Sarah Stegall
Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 40, Issue 22: From: Geoff Lane

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