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Subject:Technical Writer's version of old Light Bulb joke From:Matthew Nankin <mnankin -at- LYNX -dot- DAC -dot- NEU -dot- EDU> Date:Thu, 15 Aug 1996 01:03:55 GMT
How many technical writers does it take to document
replacing a lightbulb? TEN!
1 to secure the proper hardware (e.g. lightbulb, ladder, etc.)
1 to actually replace the lightbulb
1 to document the process
1 "graphics expert" to include a picture of a lightbulb in the text
1 to edit the draft
1 to change a lightbulb using the new documentation
1 to verify that the light is now "ON"
1 to get the documentation out to tech writers sitting in the dark
1 to manage the entire project
and of course...
1 to go to upper level management and let them know the next time
this happens there is NO WAY it can be done without more resources!
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