Re: RE: xkcd: Manuals

Subject: Re: RE: xkcd: Manuals
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com, mike -at- writestarr -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com, stclwrsig-l -at- mailman -dot- stc -dot- org
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:48:49 -0500 (CDT)

Ah, yes, the old "If they don't know that much, they shouldn't be using
our products anyway!"
This is why companies should not be engineering-driven.



On 03/18/14, Lippincott, Richard<RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com> wrote:

It's a four-point big picture doc plan: Don't worry about the left dot,
keep the manuals at the second dot updated, focus your work on the
third dot, move on to the fourth dot when finished with the third.
Of course, I also heard from an engineer about the man page for ENBF,
he essentially said "That page -should- be difficult to read. If you
don't understand ENBF you shouldn't be there anyway."
Yeesh.
Rick Lippincott, Technical Writer
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Subject: xkcd: Manuals
XKCD takes on user manuals... it's worth while to hover over the image
for the alt text as well.
[6]http://xkcd.com/1343/
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Mike
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