Re: (Against) sneaking your name in

Subject: Re: (Against) sneaking your name in
From: Hanna Nelson <hanna -at- HOLYCOW -dot- PORTLAND -dot- OR -dot- US>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 1995 10:34:32 -0800

On Feb 15, 10:03am, Mark Levinson wrote:
> I try to keep my name out of the manual. True, no customer would
> recognize my name, but if I sneak mine in then I'm not in a
> position to keep more sensitive names out if other folks feel like
> ego-tripping.

when i wrote a technical book (outside of my regular job),
the publisher encouraged me to use my name and infuse the
book with my personality. i found this very difficult at first,
but eventually had fun with it. of course, the audience
for their books generally expects (and likes) this approach
(and my name was already all over the book).

a friend of mine (in an outside project) used the
login names from people at work, but modified them somewhat.
so, you could still recognize the names if you knew the key,
but the login names weren't immediately obvious.


Hanna Nelson hanna -at- holycow -dot- portland -dot- or -dot- us
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