Re: Bad Documentation and Linux

Subject: Re: Bad Documentation and Linux
From: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Dana Worley <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 12:32:09 -0600

123 page in two days? How on earth did she do that? Copy the MAN pages into
something?

Wow.

PT

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 12:01 PM, Dana Worley <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com> wrote:

> Some interesting comments about Linux documentation (or lack thereof). "Is
> Bad
> Documentation Derailing Linux?"
>
> http://www.technewsworld.com/story/68798.html?wlc=1259948629
>
> I'm amused by the "they don't even read it" comments. The person says she
> was paid to
> create GOOD documentation (her caps, not mine) -- 123 pages in two days. I
> bet my idea of
> GOOD and her idea of GOOD are vastly different. I'd probably not read the
> document either
> after the first few pages ;)
>
> It does point out there is a need in the open source community for
> technical writers. Not that
> it will pay the mortgage, but think of the glory ;)
>
> Just a little Friday fodder for conversation.
>
> Dana W.
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