From chapter 8 of Getting Real, one of the best books I’ve ever read on the subject of application development; the benefits of good writing:
If you are trying to decide between a few people to fill a position, always hire the better writer. [â€¦]Â That’s because being a good writer is about more than words. Good writers know how to communicate. They make things easy to understand. They can put themselves in someone else’s shoes. They know what to omit. They think clearly. And those are the qualities you need.
If I remember correctly, Getting Real is full of little pearls of wisdom such as this which means that I must reread it soon.
The presentation How to Write More Clearly,Â Think More Clearly, andÂ Learn Complex Material More Easily is also worth your time.
via Hacker News