Re: alternative to typo

Subject: Re: alternative to typo
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:16:21 -0400

I don't remember if Joel said, but when he says "render the unit
unresponsive", does he mean that it just sits there because it doesn't
recognize the command, or does he mean that the machine locks in such
a way that nothing you do will make it respond to even correct
commands?

In any case, how about saying "The unit will not respond to mistyped
commands." if the former, or "The unit will lock up and prevent any
further action if the command is mistyped."?

On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 11:54 AM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net> wrote:
> Indeed, the error could have been from an intentional use of a wrong
> command, not fat-fingered, but bone-headed.
>
> How about, "Entering an erroneous command may render the unit
> unresponsive." ?
>
> While we are at it, what's the correct way to punctuate that use of
> quote marke? I remember having been taught that it should be:
>
> How about, "Entering an erroneous command may render the unit unresponsive?"
>
> which has always struck me as a bone-headed rule.
>


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References:
RE: alternative to typo: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: alternative to typo: From: Peter Neilson

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