RE: introducing steps

Subject: RE: introducing steps
From: Steven Jong <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:39:51 -0400

Showing my age, at one time, procedures were introduced where I worked with the cumbersome phrase "To [goal], the operator performs the following steps", which, as a colleague remarked, sounds like a dance. Over time, the phrase eroded away, one word at a time:

To [goal], the operator performs the following steps:

To [goal], the operator performs the following:

To [goal], the operator performs:

To [goal], the operator:

and finally just:

To [goal]:

I use this last construction today.

-- Steve
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