Re: FAQs/REFs/COMs, Legitimacy


Terry Carroll (
Mon, 5 May 1997 15:33:47 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 5 May 1997, Jeff Knapp wrote:

> I don't know that anyone who
> maintains a FAQ will say its not a lot of work (Well, except
> maybe Terry who hasn't updated his faq since 1994 ;-)

> I don't like FAQs written by people who have a professional interest
> in what they're writing about. It generally makes them somewhat
> beholden to the industry/subject they're writing about and may end up
> with a whitewashed FAQ.

That's actually part of the reason I've been slow to update my FAQ. It's
one thing to write about a legal subject when you're a law student --
quite another when you're a lawyer representing clients who may have
positions adverse to the commentary you're writing.

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