RE: But close to Re: Another warning label for the record books...

Subject: RE: But close to Re: Another warning label for the record books...
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: 'Pro TechWriter' <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 10:28:52 -0700

Pro TechWriter wrote:

> There were no signs that said not to stop on the tracks? Would it ever be a
> GOOD IDEA to STOP on railroad tracks and get stuck there? Holy train wreck,
> Batman! Notice the writer said that there were tests going on--whoever this
> is knew that the train would be around sometime, right?
>
> Well there are signs now, and barriers, and lights. Plenty of
> warning labels right?
>
> People are still driving around them to sit on the tracks.
>
> Moral of the story: A technical writers we explain why something is
> dangerous, but we can't make a person stop for a train.

This seems like the right time to reprise a great Platonism from Techwr-L's past:

"You can lead people to enlightenment, but you can't flick the switch for them."
-- Andrew Plato


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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303-777-0436
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