RE: The contrarian strikes again

Subject: RE: The contrarian strikes again
From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 06:02:21 -0700

>Dick Margulis wrote:
>>Mike Starr wrote:
>>"Click the Save button to accept the changes you've made, save the file
>>and close the Save Message As dialog box."
>>I try to write as I'd speak and this is as close as I can come to what
>>I'd actually say to someone I was helping to accomplish a task.

>Really? What I'd say is more like this:

>"Okay, now look down at the lower right of the dialog box ... no, not
>all the way down there where the time is--that's called the system
>tray--I mean the gray box where you were just typing ... no, not up
>there--down about an inch ... See the button that says Save? ... Um, no,
>it's not a real button; it's just a smaller gray rectangle ... okay, got
>it now? Okay, click it ... no, not with your finger; move your mouse ...
>okay, do you have the mouse over the button? ... No, no, keep the mouse
>on the mousepad. I'm talking about the cursor ... the arrow ... the
>little black arrow that moves on the screen when you move the mouse on
>the mousepad ... Never mind; wait till your kids get home."

Damn it! Thanks Dick, I really appreciate that. Now, can anyone tell me
how to remove Pop-Tart and coffee from my laptop screen and keyboard :^)

- Jim


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