Re: Documentation Deliverables for Complex Scenario

Subject: Re: Documentation Deliverables for Complex Scenario
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: dvora -at- tech-challenged -dot- com
Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2009 17:05:31 -0400

Deborah Hemstreet wrote:

> 2. How would you refer to this new "upgrade" and how would you suggest
> relating to the two GUIs in a positive manner?

My overactive sarcasm gland would shift into overdrive, and I would
probably write for my own personal edification a brief version of the
documentation that oozed vile bile out of every pore, all the while
couching it as subtle humor.

I would contemplate taking up the standard writer's vices of drink and
smoke, which I've heard can contribute greatly to the quality or
quantity of one's output.

Eventually I would discover, in a flash of putative brilliance, wording
that would allow me to palm off this monstrous design bug as a feature.
With luck the feature could be sold as an add-on for additional money,
and would for once justify my all-too-meagre salary... Ohhh, ohhhhh, my
marketing gland is already gurgling... Here we go...

"Not just one, but TWO POWERFUL INTERFACES, allowing unprecedented
throughput! These interfaces and the amazing software behind them are so
thoroughly adapted to the solving of your problems that ordinary
documentation and training does not suffice to give you the mastery
required for properly exploiting them. But fear not!

"XY Super Training is now available, at a hotel near you. Register now
at only $2495 per session (discounts available for extra sessions or
students) and avoid the whopping price increase scheduled for November.
Buy some today!"


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