Electrical abbreviations, take II

Subject: Electrical abbreviations, take II
From: "Hart, Geoff" <Geoff-H -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA>
To: "Techwr-L (E-mail)" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2000 08:22:09 -0400

Max Wyss raised a few important clarifications to my previous post:

<<Despite the attempted Friday humor, the SI is clear:>>

D'oh! Didn't event think to check SI. Thanks for suggesting that.

And concerning my statement that <<Unfortunately, good ol' Andre Ampere
wasn't a Dead White _English_ Male (nor was his colleague Coulomb, whose own
eponymous units go into making amperes <g>), so evidently he (they) missed
out on the capitalization of the unit named after him. I've never seen cap-A

True, but misleading. I was referring to the spelled-out words and their
abbreviations, not the SI units. Bad Geoff! <g>

--Geoff Hart, FERIC, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca

"Technical writing... requires understanding the audience, understanding
what activities the user wants to accomplish, and translating the often
idiosyncratic and unplanned design into something that appears to make
sense."--Donald Norman, The Invisible Computer

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