Re: 'Old fashioned' Tech Writers

Subject: Re: 'Old fashioned' Tech Writers
From: "T.W. Smith" <techwordsmith -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 10:21:51 -0400

> According to UI principles...if an application is developed according
to UI methodology, if 99.0% of the users don't use it, it isn't in
the application in the first place. That falls into something called
an edge case and you don't develop for edge cases.

I am SOOOOOO on-board with that idea. Exactly. Me too. Unfortunately,
I don't get to make those decisions or even offer any input into them.
Locked out.

> how often can misusing software actually KILL you?

I worked for a company of automated cutting equipment that was
software driven and they shipped to an EU country without providing
the native-language stuff that the EU requires and somebody sliced
themselves but good because they did the wrong thing with the software
in a maintenence procedure. Didn't die, though.

> Zzzzzz... oh, was somebody lawyer bashing again? How very clever and

Glad you thought so!


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