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

Subject: Re: Why do we put so many warnings in our manuals?
From: "Doc" <doc -at- vertext -dot- org>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 15:23:03 -0400


Let me commend to your attention a book entitled "The Death of Common Sense"
by Philip Howard.

Let me also commend to you the following websites replete with real lawsuits
that make the urban legends pale by comparison (particularly the one of the
farmer and his ladder).
http://www.atra.org/
http://www.cala.com/newl56new.htm
http://www.cjac.org/news/120899.html
http://www.duhaime.org/lawsuit.htm
http://www.stoplawsuitabuse-ms.com/ols.html
http://www.pacjc.org/Advocacy/Reiland.html
http://www.realpolice.net/lawsuits.htm

Here's a link on the cost of these lawsuits:
http://www.sdcala.org/Newsroom/News014.html

And another on warning labels:
http://www.palawwatch.org/gallery.htm

BTW you can count me on the side of personal responsibility.

I don't want to pay for someone else's stupidity, and I don't expect them to
pay for mine. You'll see what I mean if you visit the second to last link.


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"John Posada" <john -at- tdandw -dot- com> wrote in message news:163360 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
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> So, you think the warnings are not needed?




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