the other one...RE: why people don't read manuals

Subject: the other one...RE: why people don't read manuals
From: "Sean O'Donoghue-Hayes (EAA)" <Sean.O'Donoghue-Hayes -at- ericsson -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 13:29:49 +1000

hi all,

Peter kindly sent "why people don't read manuals"...and I went and read it
as Dave Barry is often amusing.

I then selected Dave's previous column:

Which is about US govt subsidies. It is obvious from this article that the
technical writers of America should band together, form a lobby group
similar to the farming lobby, and lobby for govt protectionism and govt
subsidies. Then you can keep your jobs and have your cake (salary) and eat

Just an idea ;-)...

perhaps you can write future documentation on mohair parchment?

regards and thanks,
Sean O'Donoghue-Hayes

sig-line: "I know the departed from list Andrew would have appreciated the
idea of the govt meddling in TWing and defining what was US govt approved
subsidy TW writing, and what wasn't" Me! ;-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter [mailto:pnewman1 -at- optonline -dot- net]
Sent: Tuesday, 2 July 2002 1:23 AM
Subject: why people don't read manuals

Humorist Dave Barry explains why users don't read manuals.
Like all things comedic, there is more than a grain of truth in his


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