Re: On reading instructions ...

Subject: Re: On reading instructions ...
From: Phil Snow Leopard <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>
To: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 19:40:49 +0700

Shouldn't your 'Step 3' logically be before your 'Step 2'?

1. Read the instructions.

2. Before performing the next step, read ALL the instructions.

3. Follow the instructions.


Of course, the self-referential nature of the instructions means that Step 3 should also be Step 1... ;-\

And they say we don't earn our money... :-)

P



On 30 Dec 2011, at 19:33, Peter Neilson wrote:

> 1. Read the instructions.
>
> 2. Follow the instructions.
>
> 3. Before performing step 2, read ALL the instructions.
>
> The above was inspired by the instructions for cleaning the printhead on my HP printer. They do not tell you to gather appropriate cleaning materials until well into the procedure.
>
> Who's writing these instructions, anyway? Surely none of the subscribers to TECHWR-L!
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