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Worst Place To Keep Your Product Documentation: Human Brains

One thing I can say from my experience with the products that I have worked on is this - documentation of a product is nearly as important as the code itself, and there should be a comparable amount of effort to keep it usable. Of course, it won’t earn you money-wise, but also won’t create new competition if it leaks either. But does that make the documentation any less important? What it can do though, is it can save you money and time. It saves time when a new member joins, it saves time when a change is needed: to functionality or to technology, it saves time when requirements are conveyed to a vendor or details to a potential client. It takes the burden off your head, because you no longer have to remember things, except for remembering to document what you know. It is important to secure it, for if it leaks, your competitors can learn from your design, and that can potentially create new competitors. More importantly, it can create immediate threats, because knowing your architect…