Re: RE: Unsubstantiated and/or false allegations (wasRE:Nobodyreviewedthe manuals)

Subject: Re: RE: Unsubstantiated and/or false allegations (wasRE:Nobodyreviewedthe manuals)
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 11:44:20 -0700

Virtually nothing. If *Congress* comes to that decision, there may be a raft of
new regs requiring deeper technical reviews and periodic revalidations of
safety, maintenance and emergency procedures, which will be indifferently
enforced by bureacrats who took their jobs so they could network their way into
executive positions within the industry, and anyone who actually takes the duty
of enforcing regs seriously will be maneuvered out of a job the next time the
cost of filling up John Q Public's SUV at the pump soars and he votes for
policiticans who promise to lift regs and "free up private enterprise" to
increase the energy supply.

For a illustative example, see the coal mining industry. Every few years
there's a mining disaster that leads to supposed regulatory reform and increased
enforcement, which fails to prevent corporations from taking the necessary
shortcuts to cause another mining disaster. It's been going on like this for
well over a 150 years now.

The closest the US has ever come to serious reform in these technical areas was
when it elected a former engineer President. Don't see anyone calling for
returning America to the Carter years, do you?

I used to be a test/safety engineer before going into tech pubs, can you tell?

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steven Jong" <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net>
> I see this as a tremendous opportunity. Look at it this way: If a major
> corporation decides that a multi-billion dollar accident, plus all its
> attendant hideous negative publicity, criminal and civil fines, and possible
> executive jail time) could have been prevented, avoided, or mitigated through
> creating, maintaining, stocking, or using technical documentation, what do you
> think should happen--and WILL happen?


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