Re: Why do we put so many warnings in our manuals? Never Mind

Subject: Re: Why do we put so many warnings in our manuals? Never Mind
From: John Posada <john -at- tdandw -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 10:28:16 -0700


I was caught in a moment of weakness and was sent this from someone who up
till now, I've respected...

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
john -at- tdandw -dot- com

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Posada" <john -at- tdandw -dot- com>
> To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2002 9:57 AM
> Subject: Why do we put so many warnings in our manuals?
> >
> > So, you think the warnings are not needed?
> >
> > -----
> > In November 2000, Mr.Grazinski purchased a brand new 32 foot Winnebago
> motor
> > home. On his first trip home, having joined the freeway, he set the
cruise
> > control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back
and
> > make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, the Winnie left the
> freeway,
> > crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising
him
> in
> > the handbook that he could not actually do this. He was awarded
$1,750,000
> > plus a new Winnebago.
> >
> > Winnebago actually changed their handbooks on the back of this court
case,
> > just in case there are any other complete morons buying their vehicles.
> > -----
> >
> > Ya think someone sat there while writing the manual and thought..."Of
> COURSE
> > I'm not going to put that in...our buyers aren't THAT stupid."



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