[TW] Respect--Just gimme a

Subject: [TW] Respect--Just gimme a
From: Tom Neuburger <Tom_Neuburger -at- LTX-TR -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 1996 13:29:59 U

Reply to: [TW] Respect--Just gimme a tape recorder

Yvonne Harrison wrote (in part) --
> Now if we had to write all or our manuals in Latin it might be a different
> story :-)

Or if manuals had to pass through a compiler without generating errors,
our salaries would jump into engineering ranges.

I'm reminded of a comment overheard by an engineering friend -- a
engineer, by the way -- in a company for whom he contracted.

The company's lone writer had just told his boss, the marketing manager,
that a new manual wasn't done after two weeks' work. The manager's
angry reply -- "Dammit, I can write the goddam book today. Just gimme a tape

Or the Apps engineer's jocular washroom remark, "So, how are things
in the typing business?" (Writer remains silent...)

'Nuff said,

Tom Neuburger

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