Re: Hey! She messed with *my* manual

Subject: Re: Hey! She messed with *my* manual
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Downing, David" <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 14:33:22 -0400

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Downing, David <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>wrote:

> <snip>But nevertheless, I found it rather disconcerting to have someone
> revising one of "my" manuals.
> Is that a feeling anybody else has had?

No, it's just you. :p

Seriously, I have, on occasion felt a certain possessiveness for some
manuals that I've spent a lot of time working on, but I've learned to let it
go - my name isn't on these things, and I have developed a sort of zen-like
detachment for my "works for hire".

I was much more upset the other week, when I delivered a

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