Re: What do you call your examples?

Subject: Re: What do you call your examples?
From: Janice Gelb <Janice -dot- Gelb -at- Sun -dot- COM>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 08:59:45 +1000

Sarah Bouchier wrote:
> I can't be the only person with this problem. I have a tutorial all
> planned out in my head, and then sit and stare at a blank page for ten
> minutes because I don't know what to name the examples. Example users
> are easy enough (Though JohnSmith1 and JohnSmith2 may be pushing it
> slightly) but with company names I'm always worried in case I use the
> name of a /real/ company.

I can relate - took me forever for Read Me First
to find a reasonable company name for examples. I
kept thinking I'd found a great name and then when
I searched on Google would discover that the name
really existed! You might try stuff in the public
domain, like fairy tales or classic works of literature.
(My favorite example of this is the venerable Whole
Internet User's Guide and Catalog by Ed Krol, which
featured user and company names from the film

-- Janice

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