RE: Mine, mine....ALL mine!

Subject: RE: Mine, mine....ALL mine!
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: <chrismorton11 -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 10:08:33 -0600

Chris Morton wrote:

> User Manual
> User's Manual
> Users' Manual

User. Keep it simple. And don't risk the growing problem of wandering

Or, as others have suggested, drop the "user" concept entirely:
Maintenance Manual, Operations Guide, API Reference, etc.

If you want to stay with "user," quit worrying about the singular
suggesting you only have "one user." It's an abstraction -- _a_ user,
not _the_ user.

I assume you'll ship more than one copy of the book, but that doesn't
mean the title should be "Users Manuals"!


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom


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