Re: Usability: Technical details in package descriptions?
On 20-Jul-05, 15:18 (CDT), Lars Wirzenius <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> ke, 2005-07-20 kello 14:47 -0500, Steve Greenland kirjoitti:
> Given 15000 packages, and 20 volunteers, and on average two minutes per
> description (given that most descriptions probably only need little or
> no tweaking), this would take only about 24 hours.
> This would require people who can proof-read and fix English text pretty
> well, however. A checklist of things to watch out for would help, but
> isn't enough.
I think 2 min/pkg for *spotting* problems is reasonable, but not nearly
enough for fixing them. Decent writing is non-trivial.
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net