RE: Funny Tech Writing

Subject: RE: Funny Tech Writing
From: "Gilger.John" <JGilger -at- acresgaming -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 09:25:54 -0700

Yep. This is one way to get back at the manager that feels SMEs "don't have time" to review docs for technical accuracy ;)

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Brierley [mailto:sbri -at- haestad -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2002 9:09 AM
Subject: RE: Funny Tech Writing

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
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