RE: Funny Tech Writing

Subject: RE: Funny Tech Writing
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 12:08:32 -0400

I once saw, in a software doc I was updating, a warning written by a
technical writing predecessor that spoke of the possibility of the
computer monitor exploding and shattering the user with sharp shards of
glass, and the resulting need to wear safety glasses when using the


Of course, this was in the dark ages of the early 90s. Maybe someone has
assessed that the audience did not have TVs, either.




(Not an urban legend. I saw this. Personally.)

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

-----Original Message-----
From: Nancy Kaminski [mailto:nancy -dot- kaminski -at- spanlink -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 11:59 AM
Subject: RE: Funny Tech Writing

> From: Thomas Eagles [mailto:tekwriter -at- sympatico -dot- ca]

> If you want to read some very quirky tech writing that is (yes) a bit
> funny and pleasantly distracting, try this:
> It's the strangest little operator's guide I've ever seen. I
> just bought
> the watch and got the hard copy of the manual.

This is great! It must have been a lot of fun writing this weird little
manual (I particularly like the picture warning you not to eat the watch

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