Re: Word Choices for Effective Communication

Subject: Re: Word Choices for Effective Communication
From: "Wing, Michael J" <mjwing -at- INGR -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 08:00:41 -0600

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>If you can slop words onto paper like latex paint on a blank wall and still
>satisfy these five Cs, I want to sit at your feet and learn. The word
>sloppers are the ones who generally produce all that lamentable
>documentation out there that no one reads.

Question. If no one reads them, how do they know they are lamentable?

>Of course, we can also look at the bright side. If it were not for the word
>sloppers, how many of those gazillion-page secondary how-to manuals would
>ever be written?

My suspicions are that the how-to manuals are written on the side by the
same author as the originals but under a pseudonym ;^)

Mike Wing
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