Re: Tricky Interview Questions

Subject: Re: Tricky Interview Questions
From: K R Wolfe <keith -at- MERGE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 16:13:36 -0500

>This reminds me of a Hymie Rickover interview story. A prospective nuclear
>power plant candidate is invited to dine with the infamous Rickover, where
>the interview would commence. The interviewee sits down to eat with
>Rickover, then salts his food before tasting it. Rickover banished him to
>the conventional fleet because of this simple action. I think that the
>reason given was that any person who would not test (sample) something,
>before inserting a process, was not good for reactor safety.
>Relevance to technical writing? The answer is, it depends on what you
>write. Writers for NASA can sit down now... your loud "amen" was heard here
>in Seattle.

Relevance to tech writing?

Avoid assumptions. They can get you into a lot of trouble.


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