Re: Reading *all* the instructions

Subject: Re: Reading *all* the instructions
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: David Castro <thejavaguy -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2007 19:06:02 -0700

David Castro wrote:
> Techwr-lers:
> first instruction would be to read all the way through the
> instructions.
> Would you do the same? Have you ever done this in any of your
> documentation? I'm sure I've seen it done elsewhere, but I can't
> remember where. Maybe a ...for Dummies book?

Well, at least one of my engineering instructors conducted a lesson- I
believe it was a final exam- the first instruction was ' be sure to read
all the way through'...
The instructions got progressively sillier and more bizarre, and at the
end was the instruction to just hand it in and have a nice summer!

You could really tell which of us didn't heed the first instruction!


Jay Maechtlen
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