Re: Examples of Bad Technical Writing?

Subject: Re: Examples of Bad Technical Writing?
From: linda_sims -at- vanguard -dot- com
To: " TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2006 16:11:04 -0400

Erin Cameron wrote on 04/02/2006 03:12:34 PM:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm searching around for examples of bad technical writing (for some
> tech writing courses I am taking). I've found a few on the Web
> already, but thought I would pose the question here as well, since
> there is so much wisdom and experience on this list. Any examples of
> particularly flawed technical writing you would like to share?
> I appreciate your input. Thanks so much!

A good source of examples can be found here:

They have a yearly contest for the Worst Manual (too late to submit for
this year).

I believe all the submissions must come from publicly available
documentation, so there are (probably, but I'd check as IANAL) no
copyright issues.
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