RE: My doc was too good

Subject: RE: My doc was too good
From: "Joe Malin" <jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com>
To: "Jessica Weissman" <Jessica -dot- Weissman -at- hillcrestlabs -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 14:54:48 -0700

My immediate reaction is:

* no good deed goes unpunished
* you're locked in a room with a ravenous alligator, a great white
shark, a python, and a
marketing person. You have a gun with only two bullets. What do you
You shoot the marketing person twice.

And I've *worked* in marketing. Never again.


Joe Malin
Technical Writer
jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com
The views expressed in this document are those of the sender, and do not
necessarily reflect those of TuVox, Inc.

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Subject: My doc was too good

Well, fellow Whirlers, it's finally happened. One of my documents was
'buked and scorned for being "too good and too polished."

Before you reply with one of the many possible variants of "why didn't
you ask about the requirements" and "Nothing is good or bad in itself,
it depends on the need" and so on, let me say that I wrote exactly what
MY manager wanted and asked for.


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