Engineers vs. Writers Debate

Subject: Engineers vs. Writers Debate
From: DIGEST Marlene Reynolds <reynoldm -at- AGCS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 1995 17:08:18 -0700

May I interject a little humor into this thoughtful discussion?

I'm sure everyone is familiar with the law of averages, and the idea that if
you put a million monkeys in a room for a million years, continuously typing,
eventually (through random sequencing and DNA) *one* would write "War and
Peace".

It stands to reason, then, that if you put a million engineers in a room
for a million years, *one* of them would figure out how write a manual
to program a VCR.

Furthermore, if you put a million technical writers in a room for a million
years, *one* of them would edit the same manual until it was completely
unintelligible.

Have fun! Oh, yes, I have on my asbestos suit.

Marlene Reynolds, Technical Writer
A happy contractor @ AG Communications Systems
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

*** These opinions are my own, not those of AG Communication Systems ***


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