RE: Is there a study on reading warnings, notes?

Subject: RE: Is there a study on reading warnings, notes?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 10:56:36 -0500

Mats Broberg quoted some AECMA definitions on TECHWR-L:

These standards are about as clear and simple as you can get (thus the
term, "Simplified English"); they distinguish quite well between
deleting data and deleting body parts.

Having said that, nothing can completely prevent risk, and an improved
design is always better than an improved warning.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barbara Philbrick
> Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 12:16 PM
> To: 'Shannon Wade'; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Is there a study on reading warnings, notes?
> ... One of the frustrations I had when I was writing hardware
> documentation is that the standards don't agree -- OSHA,
> MIL, other standards groups, and general industry practices
> all differ. It makes it difficult to do a meaningful warning
> if "deleting all data" is handled the same as "losing a limb."

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