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Subject:FrameMaker Required From:Bob Morrisette <Robert -dot- Morrisette -at- EBAY -dot- SUN -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 15 Mar 1996 13:02:18 -0800
Robert Plamondon says:
>On the other hand, the high-tech semiconductor and EDA software tools
>industries seem to be unwilling to invest in training, and are abandoning
>Interleaf in favor of FrameMaker. They figure that they can get the
>same bad results for less money by putting their untrained employees and
>temps (and their untrained managers) on Frame. They're right, sort of,
>but the insistence on avoiding training at all costs is crazy.
>Interleaf is THE high-end desktop publishing package, . . . .
>Most Frame users (like most users of any package) are dreadful hacks who
>desperately need formal training.
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I've been gritting my teeth when I read posts from Robert P. who
claims he is president of a writing company. Things must be a lot
different in Blodgett, OR, than in other parts of the country.
A Frame user who is a hack will not obtain regular work in Silicon Valley.
Writers who have regular work here have had Frame training. I don't
know any company who assigns untrained personnel to Frame projects.
The idea is ridiculous.
I just wanted to set the record straight.
I apologize for this, but everyone has their limit.
writer -at- sabu -dot- Ebay -dot- sun -dot- com