Re: instructions

Subject: Re: instructions
From: "Roger L. Boyell" <boyell -at- ieee -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 13:59:12 +0000

Michele Davis wrote:

> Whoa! Who said a 4 or 6 year old? I said two 10 year olds.
> Michele

Two writers commented on Michelle's original post, to the effect that the Kraft cooking instructions, even if unclear to the children who prepared the dish, were not meant for childeren anyway. Now, that is no excuse. Instructions should be clear to anyone using them, whether or not the user is part of the intended audience.

The naievete of the ten-year-olds shows the instructions to be defective, something that may not have been recognized by an experienced person (i.e. adult). Michelle is correct in her critique of the instructions. Commenters please reconsider.

Roger L. Boyell

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