Subject: $/word
From: scot <scot -at- HCI -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 13:26:55 +1100

>The Second Tech Writer who really IS worth $2/word, if
> not maybe $3. Do I hear $10? These are GOOD words, folks!
> Technical words! Long words!

This just has to be joke, Geoff?! The answer is so obvious! I'll tell you
why dollar/word is no good; its doesn't reflect the amount of research
needed. Some of the most difficult projects I've done were the shortest.
Some of the easiest were straight-out reference manuals, nice big and thick,
great on word count, short on research time, and untimately, overall time spent.

That's like saying the measure of a manual's quality is in inverse
relationship to the number of typos it contains.


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