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At my last place of employment, there was a manager who constantly
insisted that the operator manuals for our very expensive and very
complex product should be styled just like a car's owner manual: all
sorts of generic stuff up front, slap all the options in the back (no
matter how they integrated into the product).
After hearing this a few times, I did some research and discovered
that the McLaren F1 was in the same price range and production rate as
our product, then described the owner's manual, and said I'd be happy
to do something similar.
He never brought up the operator manual format again.
On 10/19/14, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
> Fascinating. I'd love to see what the actual service manual used by
> McLaren mechanics looked like, as opposed to this coffee table book for
> the owner.
> On 10/19/2014 9:29 AM, Brian Henderson wrote:
>> If Fridays are a day we're allowed to be a bit less serious, maybe on
>> Sundays we could post "uplifting" examples of tech writing.
>> And yes, I am fully aware that it may be difficult to find much to fit
>> the bill. It's just a thought.
>> 5 minute video:
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