What does it say – What does it mean

What you meant, and what I understand, may be two different things.

When problem cases approach litigation, there might be thousands of emails, drawings, text messages and file notes that have to be understood – several years later – by someone who was not involved in the project.

If your documents cannot be understood, that may be to your disadvantage.

If your directions or opinions are conditional on other information, that other information may not necessarily be available to that later someone.

Never assume that your intentions and understanding of the documentation is shared by others: