Re: Leading and Bleeding Edge?

Subject: Re: Leading and Bleeding Edge?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2016 15:58:29 -0800

This happens to me over and over: an engineer mentions a product that
they think has great documentation. I look at their docs for a few
minutes and see that (1) the product is very simple and (2) the docs
are nevertheless only around 10-50% complete.

So, sure, that looks nice and clean compared with the comprehensive
documentation I've produced for a product that's 100 times as complex.

On Mon, Jan 4, 2016 at 3:23 PM, Tom Johnson <tomjohnson1492 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
> ... bleeding edge tools is that they rarely satisfy the
> requirements placed on tech writers. People want modern-looking,
> interactive websites. Then they also explain on that they need PDF
> generation, translation, multi-edit capabilities, single source generation,
> workflows, and document statuses, etc. By the time the list of requirements
> is finalized, about the only tools that satisfy them are more traditional
> tech comm tools. ...
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References:
Leading and Bleeding Edge?: From: Lonie McMichael
Re: Leading and Bleeding Edge?: From: Chris Morton
Re: Leading and Bleeding Edge?: From: Tom Johnson

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