Re: Idiotic Tech Writing Prize

Subject: Re: Idiotic Tech Writing Prize
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2009 22:13:13 -0500

We're talking idiocy, not truth. Strikes me as merely compounding the
idiotic to say "you might get hurt" when you should have said "this'll
kill ya" or vice versa.

Aren't we preaching to the dead here? Those who most need our
prize-naming efforts are no longer able to listen, regardless of how we
say it.

-Peter "I can call spirits from the vasty deep" Neilson


John Posada wrote:
> That's true.
>
> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 9:57 PM, Patricia Egan
> <capdev -dot- communications -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>> Actually, if death or serious injury is an imminent risk, shouldnt the label
>> be DANGER, not CAUTION?
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 9:16 AM, John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>>>> *********
>>>> CAUTION!! Avoid personal contact with the high-voltage test cable
>>>> CAUTION!! while it is connected to the instrument. Death or
>>>> severe injury is an imminent risk.
>>>> *********
>

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References:
Idiotic Tech Writing Prize: From: Nancy Allison
Re: Idiotic Tech Writing Prize: From: John Posada
Re: Idiotic Tech Writing Prize: From: Patricia Egan
Re: Idiotic Tech Writing Prize: From: John Posada

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