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Author Weiss, Edmond H.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2002
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Collaboration ♦ Documentation development ♦ Project management ♦ Teamwork
Abstract When technical communicators have a strong personal attachment to the publication they are preparing, this attachment may interfere with the design and testing of the publication itself. Documents developed by solo authors tend to be late, buggy, and exceedingly difficult for others to maintain. "Ego-less" methods---collaborative and structured---break the proprietary connection between the writer and the book; in so doing they permit the most powerful tools of engineering and testing to be used. But they also reduce the satisfactions of the communicator's job.
ISSN 15276805
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-02-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15579441
Journal ACM Journal of Computer Documentation (JCD)
Volume Number 26
Issue Number 1
Page Count 8
Starting Page 3
Ending Page 10


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