Re: The GUI shall do...

Subject: Re: The GUI shall do...
From: Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 09:52:23 -0800

Per *The Gregg Reference Manual*: The helping verb *shall* has given way to
the verb *will* in all but the most formal writing and speech.

At this company, the use of shall is nothing more than a holdover from
Indian ESLs who've received their PhD (another influence), headed our R&D
and, as a consequence, all of our FDA filings.

They were also responsible for the bulk of our SOPs that all of us have to
train on (reread) once a year. I believe that our low training compliance
is due in part to these SOPs being so bloody stilted in their wording as to
directly lead to stonewalling. I know this to be true in my case!

> Chris

On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 9:44 AM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> The answer to this question is in the thread I'm looking for. It maybe
> once was a standard, but the times they are a'changin'.
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2013 at 9:35 AM, Porrello, Leonard <lporrello -at- illumina -dot- com
> > wrote:
>
>> "Shall" is standard nomenclature for requirements documentation (and has
>> been for at least the past 15 years). Who says it is "anachronistic" and
>> why?
>
>
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References:
The GUI shall do...: From: Chris Morton
Re: The GUI shall do...: From: Anne Robotti
Re: The GUI shall do...: From: Chris Morton
RE: The GUI shall do...: From: Porrello, Leonard
Re: The GUI shall do...: From: Chris Morton

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