"Delay is natural to a writer. He is like a surfer—he bides his time. Waits for the perfect wave on which to ride in. He waits for the surge (of emotion? of strength? of courage?) that will carry him along." (E.B. White, The Paris Review Interviews, 1969)
Two Motivations for Documentation
Seems that the Doheny-Farina article describes how documentation (in this case, a business plan) is used to guide worker action towards a larger goal. The Paradis article seems to describe documentation as a way of BOTH guiding workers and of determining how people fit in with technology (in this case, studguns).