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Subject:User Docs As Specs (a belated contribution) From:DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 10 Jul 1996 10:21:15 -0400
As a result of mergers and take-overs I was briefly associated with a
British company that defined *all* interfaces before designing hardware or
software. One consequence was that manuals could be developed at the same
time as the product. They were (and are) a highly successful company, and I
believe that their methods have become widespread across the group into
which they were absorbed.
Standing among savage scenery, the hotel offers stupendous revelations.
There is a French widow in every bedroom, affording delightful prospects.
---- Gerard Hoffnung, supposedly quoting a letter from a Tyrolean
landlord. in speech at the Oxford Union, 4 December 1958
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