Re: What do you call your examples?

Subject: Re: What do you call your examples?
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2007 12:45:31 -0700

Ned Bedinger wrote:
I tend to go with Acme
> Backscratcher Mfg. Feel free to use it :-)

I have a friend who owns the domain name He gets a LOT of
email from confused users of various product manuals who used
as a general example URL.

BTW, and are reserved domain names
specifically for use in documentation. RFC2606.

Me, I like humorous examples, but I've been yelled at by editors in the
past for doing that. (humor does not translate, etc). I do try to use
both male and female example names for people, and non-western names as

I've seen a fair amount of open source documentation using the example
company name Initech recently -- its kind of an in-joke, that was the
soulless company in "Office Space."

not enough flair


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