Re: An urban legend regarding documentation?

Subject: Re: An urban legend regarding documentation?
From: Goober Writer <gooberwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 07:20:28 -0800 (PST)

> I heard a rumour that the person writing
> documentation for NASA wanted to insert a warning
> regarding the O rings, but was instructed to omit
> it. I suspect this is an urban legend, but I haven't
> been able to find anything relevant on my usual
> Urban Legend Web site.

I believe it was a Caution, but the style guide didn't
account for them, so the editor removed it. Pretty
sad, really. Billions of dollars up in smoke over an
editorial decision that never actually happened
because I just made it up.

Is that a good enough urban legend?

If not, I'm sure we could outsource the creation of
some to India for a few bucks...

</bad humor>

Goober Writer
(because life is too short to be inept)

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