Re: Interesting visuals on control panel

Subject: Re: Interesting visuals on control panel
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 2010 10:23:21 -0800

Bill Swallow wrote:

> That said, if you're able to sell a snow blower in Nigeria, your
> persuasiveness far outshines your need for regional pictogram
> accuracy. ;-)

In 1989, I was working for an Alaskan video production company involved in
creating a broadcast television production and consumer video tape of the
Coldfoot Classic, a dog sled race that started in Coldfoot (100 miles
north of the Artic Circle, up to Anaktuvuk Pass on the continental divide,
down a fork of the Koyukuk River and back to Coldfoot. The only way to get
to Anaktuvuk Pass was by plane, snow machine, or dog sled, yet on the
front porch of each of the 30 or so homes was a chest freezer with a leg
of Caribou (with hide attached) or two sticking out. (The lids wouldn't
close, but it was mid-winter, so thawing was not a problem.) If someone
could sell the Nunumiat a freezer high in the Arctic, the someone else
could sell a snowblower in Nigeria.

Incidently, it gets pretty warm in Anaktuvuk Pass in mid-summer.
Hopefully, the Caribou was process so the freezer lids would close.

What does this have to do with Tech Writing.....don't know, but the
Nigeria connection jogged my aging memory.

Al Geist
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