Re: Management disagreement RE: HTML

Subject: Re: Management disagreement RE: HTML
From: Stephanie Holland <SLHOLLAND -at- MICRON -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 14:10:52 -0700

Thanks for this suggestion. I should have mentioned that our intranet
has been around for more than a year. My group has always written
documents in HTML and published them to our intranet server. This
manager I refer to is new and for some reason wants to change things.


>From: Bill Bledsoe[SMTP:bill -at- envision -dot- com]
>Sent: Thursday, January 09, 1997 12:48 PM
>To: SLHOLLAND -at- micron -dot- com
>Subject: Re: Management disagreement RE: HTML
>My plan of attack here would be to build documents directly in HTML,
>tell him and his group that they can do what the like with those files.
>The typical intranet is started more or less on the sly... without a
>of formal approval, groups typically just start doing it and then
>hammer out the process as it goes along.
>In a company the size and position of Micron, you should have the
>freedom and the technology to react to this. I think it is simple.
>your documents to HTML. Convert them yourself to HTML before he and
>group has a chance to see them or do anything with them. Use Help to
>HTML, Internet Assistant, Web Publisher... just crank them out in your
>group. As tech comms, you're going to have a better idea of how to
>make the document usable right? :-) So, in the immortal words of
>Bela Karolyi... "you can do it!" By publishing in HTML as a
>"value-added option" you will circumvent the need he's running around
>saying exists. Before he realizes it, his group will return to the
>"file manager" role, and you again will be in control of content. And
>from your email, that's what it sounds like you want.
>Hate to be so devious... but if you look at the brief but extensively
>documented history of intranets... they almost all have an element of
>"corporate creativity" in their inception. You're now at the "turf
>battle stage" and in a "battle," you do what it takes, within the
>guidelines of business ethics of course. Again, you're group's efforts
>are simply to provide a "value-added"... nothing more.
>My $.02 worth... any other thoughts from anyone out there? D. Dimock,
>haven't heard from you in a while... I think you'd have something to
>here... Besides... we'd all like to know about the happenings in El
>Segundo :-)
>Bill Bledsoe
>Technical Communicator
>St. Louis, MO
>bill -at- envision -dot- com or intlidox -at- anet-stl -dot- com
>webmaster: St. Louis Chapter - STC <>
> Envision <>
> My Resume(if you're so inclined)<>
>"The Internet is the first thing that
>humanity has built that humanity doesn't
>understand," Eric Schmidt, CTO Sun 10/18/96

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