Re: Not given work we *are* qualified for

Subject: Re: Not given work we *are* qualified for
From: Wayne Douglass <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 10:58:39 -0700

At 05:25 PM 4/23/98 +0800, Stuart Burnfield wrote:

>My boss could see that "something like it" would help every project.
>But he couldn't see it as a task for a writer. If it was a technical
>writer's document, it couldn't be a software development document. If
>it was a software development document, surely it shouldn't be written
>by a technical writer?

The technical term for this syndrome is "trained incapacity," more popularly
known as "the Dilbertization of American enterprise."

Wayne Douglass phone: 408-542-2139
Verity, Inc. FAX: 408-542-2040
894 Ross Road mailto:wayned -at- verity -dot- com
Sunnyvale, CA 94089

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