... those fixated on perfection tend to focus upon the little things - the details.
Why? Because everyone could see the big things and they'd be taken care of. But someone had to champion the resources to focus upon the little things - what they figured would make a project perfect. Or a book. I worked in publishing computer books. The thing about perfection is you can't make something perfect and still make it to the shelves. If a book isn't on the shelves, you can't sell it.
I was sitting in a meeting with the "big suits" vs. the "local suits". My publisher asked me a question and my response was, "I don't know". "You don't know?" "Yep. But I can find an answer for you in about ten minutes. ( A young Web without search engines and search engines without a web), TGFU (Thank God For Usenet) a web The associate publisher made the mistake of opening his mouth and yammered away. After about 20 seconds, one of the big suits interrupted him and asked, "You don't know, do you?"
If I don't know, I don't know. But I will offer to produce a guess.
Speaking of publishing: they decided to put a book of Microsoft VIsual C++ 1.0 (July 1993) And decided to skip the Development Editor and Technical Editors.
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