Re: Kiddie show with tech. writing tie-in

Subject: Re: Kiddie show with tech. writing tie-in
From: Beth Agnew <Beth -dot- Agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 11:28:29 -0500

Shouldn't the STC have some sort of award for things like that? Best use of documentation in a children's television series or something? It's great they advocated reading the instructions, although the premise of instructions as boring is a little disappointing.

Oh wait -- they are.

David Downing wrote:

This morning, we had the Disney channel on (for our 1-year-old daughter)
and changed upon an episode of STANLEY, in which he doesn't want to
bother reading the instructions because "instructions are boring." It
turns out that he and the other kids make a mess of what they're trying
to do, wherein it is established that you should always read the
instructions before trying to use something.

I thought all my fellow technical writer s would like to know they're
teaching that lesson to the kiddies.

Beth Agnew
Professor, Technical Communication
Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
Toronto, Ontario
416.491.5050 x3133
beth -dot- agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca


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