Re: Consequences of inadequate docs/training

Subject: Re: Consequences of inadequate docs/training
From: "Margaret Secara" <margaret -dot- secara -at- alphather -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 08:33:11 -0800


Certainly the manual should feature appropriate warnings in large friendly letters, but is anyone really sent into the field with just a weapon and a manual? "Here kid, don't blow yourself up."

Surely this kind of thing is addressed in training, too.


Maggie Secara


>I haven't seen any modern weapons manuals, but they must be full of
>warnings - e.g. "Don't call down an air strike within 50m of your position."
>"Establish positive identification before firing on target" and so on.
>
>So, how do you avoid overloading the manuals with warnings and cautions to
>the extent that you make the reader blasé or destroy their faith in the
>equipment?
>
>(This probably also applies to other critical real-time systems, e.g.
>medical software)


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