Re: "Creative Technical Writing"

Subject: Re: "Creative Technical Writing"
From: Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 18:40:35 -0500

Different people, different symptoms. I prefer a target that moves slower.

When are they going to develop that UI that I've been hearing about for 25
years - the one that is so intuitive and user-friendly it doesn't need
documentation?

On Tue, Jul 5, 2016 at 5:23 PM, John G <john -at- garisons -dot- com> wrote:

> While water only falls in one direction, it can still make quite a mess
> when the liquid meets a solid surface (or deadline).
>
> I recall numerous times documenting waterfall projects where the end
> result bore little resemblance to what they said they were going to
> produce.
>
> I kinda like agile better - I actually get to see what's being developed
> every two weeks in the reveal. I have a much better sense of what will
> actually result from the developers' efforts.
>
> My 2Â,
>
> JG
>
> On Fri, Jul 1, 2016 at 6:25 PM, Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>
>> And they didn't use "Agile" methods. The waterfall model was beautiful in
>> that it made the end result entirely predictable - water falls in only one
>> direction.
>>
>> On Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 11:14 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>> > In the olden days before software, just about everything was documented
>> > before it existed. Because you can actually predict what most machinery
>> is
>> > going to do based on the drawings.
>> >
>> > Gene Kim-Eng
>> >
>> >
>> > On Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 8:16 AM, Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >> Ya gotta be pretty creative to document something that doesn't exist:
>> >>
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