Re: "do not do x" vs "never do x"

Subject: Re: "do not do x" vs "never do x"
From: "Milan Davidovic" <milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:57:03 -0400

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 2:50 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> We only use "do not," usually preceded by an icon
> that depicts something really, really bad happening
> (my personal favorite has always been the one with
> fingers being crushed between gears, but the gas
> inhalation icon's dead user with little x's for eyes is
> also nicely done).

Is there something about "never" that is unsuitable for your documentation?

Milan Davidovic

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"do not do x" vs "never do x": From: Milan Davidovic
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