Re: What passes, and what doesn't

Subject: Re: What passes, and what doesn't
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 14:52:54 -0400

Additionally "coexistence" does not automatically imply "interoperability"
- it just means that the things can exist without impinging on the other's
functions; not that they actually work together. Plus, it makes me feel as
if I've wandered into a Newage tchachkis store.
=Wendy

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 2:38 PM, Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:

> No, I definitely would not, because to those readers of the correct
> generation, the phrase "peaceful coexistence" was seen as a coverup, a
> hypocritical way of referring to one side only pretending to be cooperative
> and actually subverting things underneath. That doesn't exactly produce the
> halo effect when applied to how devices are supposed to work together.
>
>
> --- On Fri, 5/21/10, McLauchlan, Kevin <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
> wrote:
>
> From: McLauchlan, Kevin <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
> Subject: What passes, and what doesn't
> To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Date: Friday, May 21, 2010, 11:41 AM
>
>
> Would you use a sub-section title "Peaceful Coexistence"
> to head up a paragraph alerting buyers of the latest
> generation of a serious product that they can connect three
> different peripheral devices simultaneously?
>
> The point, in context, is that previous generations would
> not have allowed that arrangement due to device/driver
> conflicts, and some customers might have the earlier
> versions of the product. Those who would actually WANT
> that config would be a tiny percentage of all customers.
>
> The point of the question is that, while it is accurate
> and brief, the heading might appear to readers of
> a certain age as a mild attempt at humo[u]r.
>
> I run into this sort of thing more often than you
> might think (unless you read more of my posts than
> is strictly good for you). This one fell in my lap
> today, and I thought I'd ask of the general TW
> gang if it would pass muster in your situation.
>
> Am I the only one who bites his tongue a lot while
> writing serious manuals and Help for serious product?
>
> Yours in Detente, Komrades,
>
> - Kevin
>
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What passes, and what doesn't: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: What passes, and what doesn't: From: Keith Hood

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