RE: Why do we put so many warnings in our manuals?

Subject: RE: Why do we put so many warnings in our manuals?
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 10:02:38 -0400

Well . . . I'm skeptical that such an award would really happen. I mean,
were I on that jury, Mr. G would have gotten nothing.

But, there clearly is a problem with our justice system. Methinks part
of this problem is that many of our lawmakers are lawyers who directly
and indirectly benefit from confusion in the laws they make.



Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
203-805-0572 (voice)
203-597-1488 (fax)

-----Original Message-----
From: John Posada [mailto:john -at- tdandw -dot- com]

So, you think the warnings are not needed?

In November 2000, Mr.Grazinski purchased a brand new 32 foot Winnebago
home. On his first trip home, having joined the freeway, he set the
control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back
make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, the Winnie left the
crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising
him in
the handbook that he could not actually do this. He was awarded
plus a new Winnebago.

Winnebago actually changed their handbooks on the back of this court
just in case there are any other complete morons buying their vehicles.

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