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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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When you try to measure people's performance, you have to take into account how they are going to react. Inevitably, people will figure out how to get the number you want at the expense of what you are not measuring, including things you can't measure, such as morale and customer goodwill.

Joel Spolsky (summarizing Robert Austin)



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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 2/11/2015

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  07:26 AM

An example today of what have come to be called crash blossoms — ambiguous headlines:


For a whole blog's worth of these things, see http://www.crashblossoms.com/.

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