RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!

Subject: RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <andrew -dot- plato -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 17:31:38 -0400

Andrew Plato wrote:

> Its been easily 10 years since I posted anything to TECHWR-L. I miss
> those blathering posts from the last century.

Well, 10 years is a bit of an exaggeration. A quick search of the techwr-l site turned up a post from about 8-1/2 years ago (, and a number of more recent posts in which your name was invoked by others. There may be a few more recent posts than that, but this was a pretty good one in which said such things as:

"Truth is a relative concept. Just because you, personally, disagree with your
employer's methods, technologies, or designs, doesn't mean they are wrong. What
you see as errors may very well be correct."

"Its never possible to create error-free docs. Errors are normal. That's not the
point. The point is accepting responsibility for those errors."

"Blame is the product of unprofessionalism. Blame is about shirking
responsibility. Its an attempt to justify failures. Failure is not a bad thing.
And the largest difference between pros and amateurs is how they handle
failure. A pro sees failure as a chance to learn, grow, and improve. An amateur
sees failure as a chance to blame, justify, and excuse."

Welcome back (even if you don't stick around very long)!

-Fred Ridder


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