Re: User Names + Joe Bloggs

Subject: Re: User Names + Joe Bloggs
From: Jo Baer <jbaer -at- mailbox1 -dot- tcfbank -dot- com>
To: Ead Ni Domhnaill <ead_ciara -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 14:37:08 -0500

Our documentation includes reports, for which we have to supply accurate
samples, and computer screens, again requiring accurate samples. We try
to use names from a variety of cultural backgrounds, and we avoid using
real customer names and addresses. To represent corporate customer
names, the Green Spoon Company and Paddy's Pizza Parlor come up a
lot--both made-up names.


Ead Ni Domhnaill wrote:
> Hello all,
> Its a beautiful sunny day in dublin and I have another question..
> Are there any papers or guideline for the use of names in User Manuals -
> I know the John Doe and Joe Bloggs are busy men? But are there any
> guidelines - I don't want to alienate any culture/user/sex etc.?
> I was wondering does anyone have any advice - The software is at present
> distributed around Europe - but there are expansion plans for the US.
> Thanks ..
> Eadaoin
> ________________________________________________________________________

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