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

Subject: Re: Fw: Why do we put so many warnings in our manuals?
From: Janice Gelb <janiceg -at- marvin -dot- eng -dot- sun -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 13:44:26 -0700 (PDT)


letoured -at- together -dot- net wrote:
>
> Actually in some industries the writers do have to think
> ahead of the user,and write accordingly -- because of the
> legal liabilities, the costs of equipment damage that can
> run into multi-millions, downtime (for machines and systems
> that have a value of hundreds of thousands of dollars per
> hour), and the possible loss of life, not to mention ethics.
>

I urge those of you who've never seen them to check out
this link to "Scientific Truth in Product Warning Labels":

http://quark.physics.uwo.ca/~harwood/humor14.html

-- Janice


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