RE: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs

Subject: RE: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs
From: Jack DeLand <jackdeland -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: brian -dot- henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:40:58 +0000 (UTC)

Distributing clearly defective documentation like this should be actionable IMHO. Who would tolerate this in the aircraft industry?

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On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 1:35 PM -0700, <Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com> wrote:










Clearly translation is part of the problem, but some of those convolutions have to be beyond even auto-trans to create.
Although, knowing nothing about Asian languages, maybe there's a built-in complexity that auto-trans exaggerates.

-Brain

-----Original Message----- From: Gene Kim-Eng

I think when you see things like this happen today on anything more
complex than a pocket mp3 player, it's probably an indication that
something in the native language was autotranslated and not edited.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 4/15/2016 1:00 PM, Peter Neilson wrote:
>
>
> These things have to be genuine. Native speakers of American English
> as a first language are totally incapable of inventing them.

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Follow-Ups:

References:
Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Brian.Henderson
Re: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Friday Light: Don't Let Engineers Write Docs: From: Brian.Henderson

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