Re: ADMIN: Pet Peeves

Subject: Re: ADMIN: Pet Peeves
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 11:55:27 -0700

Originally, "rule of thumb" was a technical standard of sorts.
In 1150, King David the First of Scotland decreed that the
inch (ynche in those days) would be defined as the breadth
of a man's thumb at the base of the nail. In an age when
accurate measurement devices were rare and prohibitively
expensive for the average workman it was good enough
for anything anyone was trying to build.

Gene Kim-Eng

PS: For another olde tyme technical term that is often
mistaken for somethinging naughty or sexist,. look up
"balls out."

----- Original Message -----
From: <admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com>

> Could you please put your comments into that context
> by tying to examples, anecdotes from documentation,
> impact on users, etc.? Thanks!


Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include single source authoring, team authoring,
Web-based technology, and PDF output.

Now shipping: Help &amp; Manual 4 with RoboHelp(r) import! New editor,
full Unicode support. Create help files, web-based help and PDF in up
to 106 languages with Help &amp; Manual:

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit

To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

ADMIN: Pet Peeves: From: admin

Previous by Author: Re: Old PC Technology (too long, sorry)
Next by Author: Re: Pet Peeves
Previous by Thread: ADMIN: Pet Peeves
Next by Thread: RE: ADMIN: Pet Peeves

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads