RE: Most illogical documentation

Subject: RE: Most illogical documentation
From: "Cardimon, Craig" <ccardimon -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
To: "Nancy Allison " <IMCEAMAILTO-maker+40verizon+2Enet -at- M-S-G -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 09:16:49 -0400

<< This seems a Friday-ish topic for tech writers.

What is the most illogical bit of tech writing you've seen? >>

This may well have been some sort of propagada, but I swear that deep in
my memory, I have a picture of a box of WWII-era ordnance. The box is
olive drab. The instructions are black. They read: "Do not fire
ammunition until shells are out of the box."


You would think you'd have to get the ammuntion out of the box and load
the rounds into whatever firearm would accept them before they could be,
well, fired. And there is a technical difference between shells and
rounds, but there you have it.



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