RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia

Subject: RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia
From: "Martinek, Carla" <CMartinek -at- zebra -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:00:25 -0600

Brian, my question was specific and *cultural* in its nature, and directed at a geographical group of writers. The first wave of answers I received focused on technical solutions, not cultural.

Our programmers are looking at having people type in and/or select a country
for a specific software need. Right now they have defined the entry for your area as
"australia/nz". (Other entries are "china," brazil," "russia," etc.)

Are there any cultural issues with the two countries being grouped together,
and for the abbreviation to nz instead of New Zealand? (lowercase is also the
programmers' choice, but that's another issue.)

In your opinion, what additional information besides that shown above was needed to provide an answer to the cultural question I asked? I felt that what I provided was sufficient for the question at hand.

-C


> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:21 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia
>
> Ah yes...another customer has provided an incomplete description of
> their needs, prompting the vendor to use extra resources to cover all
> contingencies. Talk about classic.
>
> -Brian H.
>

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References:
Re: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Sion Lane
RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Martinek, Carla
RE: Question for writers in New Zealand and Australia: From: Brian.Henderson

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