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   Re: Improved writing -- who's going to pay for it?

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  • From: Dave Winer <dave@userland.com>
  • To: "Abel, Scott" <sabel@cincom.com>, xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 08:48:38 -0700

Title: RE: Improved writing -- who's going to pay for it?
FWIW, I wrote a piece where I talked about this:
"I believe XML formats should be designed as end-user software is designed. Hack at the details, make every feature justify itself, reduce every three-step process to one if you can. Do it over and over, and then work on the top level. Then and only then does it get simple enough for ordinary people to use. I'm like Steve Jobs on this. I think when you lift the hood you should see a beautifully designed machine that invites you to understand and then use it."
The bottom-line, you don't have to pay for good specs.
Just let good writers design the specs you use.


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