RE: Funny Tech Writing

Subject: RE: Funny Tech Writing
From: "Nuckols, Kenneth M" <Kenneth -dot- Nuckols -at- mybrighthouse -dot- com>
To: "Clare Turner" <cturner -at- redflex -dot- com>, <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 08:50:43 -0400

Clare Turner said...

> Another example of tech writing - LONG before I became a tech writer
> was a telecom engineer at the time), I had this given to me by one of
> phone techs. He swore it was true...I've always been suspect, but
> a great laugh regardless...

I remember reading this when it first started circulating the bulletin
boards and the early "Net." A colleague of mine who was an early
subscriber of the online service Prodigy (does anyone remember Prodigy?)
sent copies of this memo to everyone in the office over e-mail. I've
heard the same claim as Clare that this was intended as a serious
bulletin, but there's a part of me that has a hard time believing it.

I've always had the suspicion that it may have been a frustrated
engineer's attempt at making a subversive backlash against the early
days of the "political correctness" movement.

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