RE: Funny Tech Writing

Subject: RE: Funny Tech Writing
From: KMcLauchlan -at- chrysalis-its -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 15:35:50 -0400

Politically incorrect question:

About that Timex Helix watch manual...
Why don't we think the writer could have been
a woman? (I know that that thought never crossed
my mind.) What is it about that manual that has
a "guy" sound to it, even though there are lots
of women in the various sports that are referenced?

I think it's something in the flavor of the humor
itself, and not necessarily in other aspects of
the writing.


PS: The reason that he/she/it suggests that you not
use the altimeter function for skydiving or
flying aircraft, is that it doesn't update
quickly enough. In freefall, altimeter lag is
considered a ba-a-aad thing.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: SR_Bryant [mailto:SR_Bryant -at- email -dot- msn -dot- com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 3:24 PM
> Subject: Re: Funny Tech Writing
> Considering the product and the audience, I think the writing
> style used in
> the Timex guide is very approprite. It's an excellent piece
> of writing
> that's not in the least bit "contrived" or overdone. The
> writer speaks
> directly to his audience

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