Re: Red button: next in the saga

Subject: Re: Red button: next in the saga
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 12:58:34 -0700

Definition of an "expert" - Someone from over 50 miles away

> Chris

On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 12:51 PM, Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>wrote:

> If they want to have and outside "expert" repeat what you've been saying,
> fine. To them you're just a "tech writer." You're job is to document what
> we
> design...even if it stinks. That's all they want to pay your for. All of us
> who have been around for a while have worked for companies like that. It
> sucks if you let it get personal, so don't let it get personal. If they are
> doing something stupid, explain to them there is a better way. If they
> listen...great. If they don't listen, be satisfied that their ignorance
> bought you a nice dinner or some downtime at the beach.
>
> (I wonder how much they're paying that expert?)
>
> Al Geist
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> day." (Sy Safransky)
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> geistassociates -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
> Behalf Of Deborah Hemstreet
> Sent: Thursday, July 23, 2009 3:25 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Red button: next in the saga
>
> Hi all,
>
> You will be interested in the latest comment I've gotten on my raising
> the roof about a Red start, Next, and other buttons:
>
> "One of our employees has a close relative who is high up in "XXX
> COMPANY (well known computer company)" creative area that does a lot
> with usability, etc. They've talked once already about the Red button
> issue and we are sending him some screenshots for review. So, it will be
> a very qualified outside opinion that will help us determine the right
> direction. "
>
> I don't know whether to LAUGH or CRY!
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References:
Red button: next in the saga: From: Deborah Hemstreet
RE: Red button: next in the saga: From: Al Geist

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