Re: What do you call your examples?

Subject: Re: What do you call your examples?
From: "Wendy Loreti" <wloreti -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 09:09:46 -0400

I have had nothing but fun coming up with fictional names of companies and
people. Maybe I've been fortunate in that I've never had to document
products that are solemn. For people, I've used my dogs' names and
nicknames, names of friends. I've created false businesses for my friends
(Frank's Music, Lee's Bookstore). I've done take offs on existing company
names (National Motors, Burgerland).

The problem I have with Company1 and Company2 or John Smith is that it
doesn't ring true in the mind of the user. I like to work on the theory
that realistic but fake is the best way to go.

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