Re: Getting that info

Subject: Re: Getting that info
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 04 Mar 2013 07:10:00 -0500

On Mon, 04 Mar 2013 03:27:58 -0500, Reshma <reshma_pendse -at- yahoo -dot- co -dot- in> wrote:

Ultimately, tech writers are looked upon as a necessary evil.

Or as an unnecessary evil. SME 'A' told me, "Sorry, I cannot help you. I'm not on that project any more. You'll have to go to SME 'B'." So I went to 'B' (totally new to the project), who began by quoting to me from the existing documentation that I was supposed to rewrite.

The message? "Please go away. Documentation is unnecessary."

The ultimate judgment? Company out of business. Documentation unnecessary.
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Re: Getting that info: From: Reshma

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