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- To: Pal Domokos <>
- Subject: RE: Authorship
- From: "der.hans" <>
- Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 03:40:42 -0700 (MST)
- Cc: ldp <>
- Resent-Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 06:50:07 -0400 (EDT)
- Resent-Message-ID: <gEk1QC.A.FeD.gp3P5@murphy>
On 1 Jun 2000, Pal Domokos wrote:
> Hi Gary and everybody,
> Just a couple of notes to the main points (> is Gary's, >> is mine):
> I was talking about potential HOWTO authors. You are talking about potential
> HOWTO readers.
Actually, he's been talking about potential authors. They don't have to be
Linux or computer gurus to be good at one particular issue. I know some
people who could write wonderful IRQ resolution HOWTOs for instance that
have never used Linux or *NIX. Actually, most of them have come around and
seen the light ;-).
> A practical note: I do not quite see how to write about a Linux theme
> while using Windows. For me, it would involve rebooting the machine
> every ten minutes or so.
Because they're writing on a box that can't run Linux due to something out
of their control. Also, they don't have to prefer Linux to be a good
author. Some people like to reboot every ten minutes or so, it gives them
an excuse to do something else. No reason a HOWTO can't be written 10
minutes at a time :).
We shouldn't presume that people have an m$ box and we shouldn't presume
they're only working on Linux. Someone could write a very good HOWTO on
some obscure apache module, but never have shell access to a Linux box.
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