Re: Quaint technical writing

Subject: Re: Quaint technical writing
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2006 06:30:42 -0400

doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com wrote:
> This tool manual PDF contains, in the last paragraph, what I think is a very
> good example of the endangered quality of quaintness in tech writing. See
> for yourself:
> I have to wonder if the environment that produced this is really in Pittsburg.
> What do you think?

What I think is that this was Ned's little April Fool's prank on techwr-l. My guess is that the scan is of a manual printed in the 1950s.


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