RE: End users in space (WAS: The Origins of Techwriting)

Subject: RE: End users in space (WAS: The Origins of Techwriting)
From: BMcClain -at- centura -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 13:58:01 -0500

If they actually use paper rather than CD-ROMs, I wonder why they'd accept
the weight penalty....



Bill McClain
("Writers are always selling somebody out." - Joan Didion)

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Newman, Sarah wrote on Wednesday, November 15, 2000 10:57 AM:

[interesting msnbc article snipped, except for following]

> American astronauts never travel without
> exhaustive procedure manuals; cosmonauts prefer to work from
> memory.

I wonder how many pounds of actual paper documents they have in the space
station? It would be interesting to know, especially considering the
enourmous cost of lifting anything up to earth orbit...

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