Re: Re[2]: Who's the author?

Subject: Re: Re[2]: Who's the author?
From: "Shelly M. LaRock" <smlarock -at- MTU -dot- EDU>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 1995 15:28:36 EST

> ...we all should start adding our name to the book somewhere.
> I have never done it and now, with all of the false claims a company
> hears at interviews, I wish I had. Its likely, however, that most
> companies will not allow you to put your name on *their* book.

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How true! I often wondered how I am supposed to make sure
someone believes that I wrote a certain manual if my name is not
on it. I suppose I could assume that the interviewer will believe
me if I can explain every part of the manual or the work I did
and some information about the system, but I sure wish there was
an easier way, especially since our interviews on campus are only
30 minutes long. For school projects, sticking my name on something
is no big deal--it gives the professors and clients a way to track
us down three terms later when they find a typo and want it fixed
<grin>.

Another aspect to having the author's name on a manual is for
giving credit. I have a textbook right now that is so well
indexed, I want to send a "Bravo!" letter to whoever wrote it, but
I have no name, so I'm just sending it to the publishing
company and hoping they'll pass it on.

Do any of you ever think the day will come when we actually get
our names on these things? Or does it pretty much depend on the
company?

Shelly La Rock
smlarock -at- mtu -dot- edu
Michigan Tech University


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