Re: Bad Documentation and Linux

Subject: Re: Bad Documentation and Linux
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2009 07:59:10 -0600

I posted a response on the original blog post page (
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Dana Worley wrote:
> Some interesting comments about Linux documentation (or lack thereof). "Is Bad
> Documentation Derailing Linux?"
> 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.
> ***************************
> Dana Worley
> Software Product Manager/Manager, Software Support Group
> Campbell Scientific, Inc.
> Microsoft MVP, Windows Help

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