RE: Using tables for content

Subject: RE: Using tables for content
From: <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:38:32 +0000

Unfortunately, Mercedes data presentation is the least objectionable aspect of their information system. Between the mind-bendingly awful user interface and their so-called data organizing principles, they are far and away the most difficult of the automotive companies to deal with. It will come as no surprise that the runners-up are also German companies; BMW and Porsche.

People think I'm joking when I say that I find it hard to believe they're of the same species.
(Okay, I'm HALF joking.)

-Brian H.

-----Original Message----- From: Margaret Cekis

Brian.Henderson provided a screenshot of a page from a Mercedes service manual: tables.
http://i.imgur.com/9rUDs26.png

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Brian:
I think the fact that a table is used may be immaterial to the fact that the that's the worst presentation for that kind of information I've seen in years. I pity the mechanics who have to use it. No wonder foreign car repairs are so expensive. I'd have a horrible time keeping my place in those instructions.
Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA



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References:
Using tables for content: From: Sean
RE: Using tables for content: From: Janoff, Steven
Re: Using tables for content: From: Haim Roman
RE: Using tables for content: From: Brian.Henderson
RE: Using tables for content: From: Margaret Cekis

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