RE: Beliefs and passions- new job requirements

Subject: RE: Beliefs and passions- new job requirements
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 17:40:42 -0500

I, on the other hand, use "enable" and "allow" frequently in tech
writing.

The products that I document have major functional attributes
controlled by "Capabilities" and "Policies".

In our world:

Capabilities come as factory presets, and they enable certain
characteristics and features (some of which might be mutually
exclusive).

Policies individually allow or disallow the capabilities that have been
enabled, and are set by the customer to fine-tune the functional
scope of the product when it is deployed.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Goldstein

> As a general rule, I don't use "enable" and "allow" very much in tech
> writing. This is as opposed to "can" and "cannot," which I use often:
>
> "Click Save.
> NOTE: You cannot save your settings until the hufflejoint has griffed
> the dowelsludge."
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Despopoulos
> Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2012 8:48 AM
> To: Nicole Salisbury-Gaumont
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Beliefs and passions- new job requirements
>
> Entering into the allows/enables war zone...  Enabling and allowing
> are two different things...
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Re: Beliefs and passions- new job requirements: From: Chris Despopoulos
Re: Beliefs and passions- new job requirements: From: Nicole Salisbury-Gaumont
Re: Beliefs and passions- new job requirements: From: Chris Despopoulos
RE: Beliefs and passions- new job requirements: From: Dan Goldstein

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