Today, I am upset because someone made changes that looked to them like the obvious thing to do, but it was clearly not what I had marked. I know what I'm doing, and I meant what I'd marked.
I definitely have a different persepctive on this business than I did coming up on two years ago. And I definitely enjoy working with competent people, because I can see a difference between competence and incompetence. The chapters that I'm marking get changes made by different people. I guess they must take them by the lesson instead of by the chapter. I appreciate the good people, who do exactly wht I ask, and who even find some things that I've missed. I am frustrated by the not-so-good people, who miss making some of the changes I mark, and who make some of the changes incorrectly.
I wish we could clone some of the good people. I think I'm a bit influenced by the book I'm reading, Cyteen. I got off the computer at 1 last night, and then I read until 3. I don't know if I dreamed about the book, but I certainly had thoughts about it as I was waking up in the morning, imposing thoughts about the book onto the dreams I'd had. (Like, I had a dream that I was taking some sort of class where each week we had to buy a new computer game and learn how to play it, and we were graded on how well we played the game. I thought "I could just use tape to learn it." (If you haven't read Cyteen, think Brave New World. If you haven't read Brave New World, go read Brave New World.)