RE: Manuals can be important

Subject: RE: Manuals can be important
From: "David Knopf" <david -at- knopf -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 08:17:01 -0800


Greg T wrote:

>>>
>From the annual Stella awards:

This year's favorite could easily be Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma
City,
Oklahoma. Mr. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor
home.
On his first trip home, having driven onto the freeway, he set the
cruise
control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back
and
make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, the R.V. left the
freeway,
crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising
him in
the owner's manual that he couldn't actually do this. The jury awarded
him
$1,750,000 plus a new motor home. The company actually changed their
manuals
on the basis of this suit, just in case there were any other complete
morons
buying their recreation vehicles.
<<<

Funny story. Too bad it's utterly false, like so many of these canards
that circulate on the net. See
http://www.atlanet.org/homepage/debunk.aspx.

Regards,

David Knopf ~ mailto:david -at- knopf -dot- com
Knopf Online ~ San Francisco, CA ~ http://www.knopf.com
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