Re: instructions begin again

Subject: Re: instructions begin again
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 10:46:53 -0800 (PST)

Michelle...I wasn't questioning anyone's parenting skills. That
thought never crossed my mind. I'm not even a parent.

I guess you could say that I was responding to the memory of the half
dozsen or so pre-teens that I'd had in back of my ambulance over a
period of time.

--- Michele Davis <michele -at- krautgrrl -dot- com> wrote:
> What my point was is this:
> Do people think a writer wrote those instructions? And if so, why
> are they
> unclear? This is not the forum to discuss my parenting skills (I

Any instruction come with it the accumulation of prior experience as
a foundation. If it didn't, we would be starting all of our advanced
software instructions with how to start a compyter and how to use
Windows. Once you reach a certain level of expertise in the kitchen
that most 10 year olds don't possess, you just know that you don't
use BOTH a microwave and stovetop.

So, if a parent wants to allow a 10 year old to cook Mac/Cheese,
that's fine...but I wouldn't blame the mfgr for not coming to the
same conmclusion.

John Posada, Senior Technical Writer
"How to be happy in life: Never impose your beliefs
on anyone else and never fry bacon in the nude."
-- Anon
mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com, 732-259-2874

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