Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Please be specific

The Gorse Fox was greeted at work by a request that asked him to transform a diagram created by a colleague into a format that was more consistent with the other material we were producing. It took a bit of thinking about as it was trying to illustrate information orthogonal to that shown elsewhere. Several hours later the Gorse Fox sent off the new version. 

Within minutes there was a response with a long list of things that should be in the diagram... but were not in the original nor in the morning's request.

Lesson to all - be clear in your specifications.

Managed to get away earlier than expected and even got the usual train (by the skin of his teeth). Had to share the first part of the journey with the usual riff-raff, but the train quietened down once we had left Croydon.

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