RE: The OTHER Test - Testing Your Procedures

Subject: RE: The OTHER Test - Testing Your Procedures
From: Barry Kieffer <bkieffer -at- ims -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 08:52:22 -0700 (PDT)

My wife, who chooses to lurk on this list rather then join in, had a similar

She documented a process for manufacturing photo voltaic panels.

To prove that her documentation was correct, she went to the factory (yes, they
let her) and followed her procedure step-by-step.

Some small mistake in her procedure caused the robot to pick up large sheets of
glass and happily smash the sheets to shards. Oops! Flying glass, divert eyes!

Maybe someday she will tell the story and join in...

Barry (documenting safe software)

> From: bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com
> Actually, in my first tech writing job I did operate heavy equipment: 2 1/2
> and 5 ton Army trucks. I never actually drove one (since that requires a
> CDL), but I had to run some of the heavy hydraulics and pneumatics from time
> to time in my research and validation.

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