Procedures for supposedly obvious things

Subject: Procedures for supposedly obvious things
From: "Jessica Weissman" <Jessica -dot- Weissman -at- hillcrestlabs -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 07:57:25 -0500

I once had to write a procedure for taking a shower in a confined space,
for a defense department contract. This was related in some way to
writing the MIL-SPEC for showers. Or some such; it was 20 years ago.
At the time I was a programmer rather than a tech writer, but the
instructional designer/tech writer was swamped and handed the task off
to me.

Since I was used to writing procedural code for an extremely dumb
computer, writing a military procedure for taking a shower was not much
of a challenge. The PhD. instructional designer was surprised at how
much detail could be squeezed into a set of shower instructions.

Jessica weissman

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