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Subject:RE: HUMOUR: Blame Guide From:"Sean O'Donoghue-Hayes (EPA)" <Sean.O'Donoghue-Hayes -at- ericsson -dot- com -dot- au> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 4 Oct 2001 10:07:07 +1000
It is with some dismay I read Andrew's so called Humorous guide - as these
are tried and true secret cabal technical writing techniques that have
evolved since the first caveman/woman technical writer wrote a well
expressed warning sign up about the dangers of using fire, and documented
how to move fire from the site of a lightning strike to that of the home
fireplace [(3) place the branch in the fire caused by the lightning strike.
Wait until the branch is well alight (4) Run like hell back to the
anyhow I think the technical writing guide can be expressed in three short
(1) The technical writer is infallible.
(2) You as a reader or SME for the technical writer are wrong.
(3) Any further problems, refer to (1).
Hope this helps you all.
~No Llamas were injured in the production of this email~
regards and thanks,
**Please note my email address changed on the 28th of September, 2001 to:
Sean.O'Donoghue-Hayes -at- ericsson -dot- com -dot- au
(61) (03) 9301-1695
Melbourne Central, Level 49,
360 Elizabeth Street,
From: Andrew Plato [mailto:intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, 4 October 2001 5:51 AM
Subject: HUMOR: Blame Guide
In an ongoing effort to help technical writers avoid doing their jobs, I
present version 126.96.36.199.1.0 of the Technical Writer's Blame Guide.
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