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Doug asks:What's wrong with being a wordsmith? Wordsmiths have their place in the world, just as any other profession.
Yes they do. But the industry has put a big squeeze on us all. I remember when the dev to writer ratio was supposed to hover around 6 : 1. I'm up to about 35, last I counted.
All this is to get more documentation out of us in less time and for less money.
At a recent but uncompleted job it was only 3:1, but I had to read the mind of two of them, and do the whole job in less than a week while the third one was off site. I did fill in a couple of topics they were missing, but I had no idea what to say about the technical details. Those were contained in inaccessible grey matter.
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