Re: Tech docs in a recent movie

Subject: Re: Tech docs in a recent movie
From: Kate Schneider <kateschneider42 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Roberta Hennessey <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2017 16:54:09 -0800

I came across this article about weight reduction on airlines a couple of
years ago and it's stuck with me.

https://issuu.com/southwestmag/docs/05_may_14/160

The idea of using iPads for technical docs is a great thing for lots of
reasons (easy search, zoomable images, etc.), but on an airplane I guess I
worry about the iPad running out of battery in times of crisis. Maybe I'm
jaded by too many iPad malfunctions...from the safety of my couch.

On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 4:12 PM, Roberta Hennessey <rahennessey -at- gmail -dot- com>
wrote:

> Here's another story for you.
>
> This was something Sully wrote about. Tom Johnson first wrote about this in
> his blog. I think also the movie shows the safety manual but I haven't seen
> the movie yet.
>
> *In the aftermath of Flight 1549, "I accepted a management pilot position,"
> a promotion that means a "flexible schedule and also the opportunity to
> help with safety issues." When the plane lost power, for example, First
> Officer Jeff Skiles
> <http://www.sfgate.com/search/?action=search&channel=news&;
> inlineLink=1&searchindex=gsa&query=%22Jeff+Skiles%22>
> reached for a manual that provides emergency procedures. Those manuals once
> had tabbed pages that made applicable sections available instantly. Cost
> cuts eliminated the tabs; Sully's book describes Skiles taking a few
> seconds to find the right place.*
>
> *Asked about this, Sully emphasizes that it's no big deal and that he wants
> to make it clear he's speaking for himself and not for his employer. "US
> Air is very safe," he says, his only concern "how to make it better." He
> had complained about those tabs before Flight 1549.*
> http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Pilot-Sully-Sullenberger-Superman-and-
> everyman-3214317.php
>
>
> Bobbi
>
>
> On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 6:26 PM, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
>
> > I remember the character grabbing some things that looked like small ring
> > binders. But then I think he set them up and they were kind of like an
> iPad
> > on a stand. I got the idea that he was reading the instructions, but that
> > may be my old school mental model, maybe they were videos. But I didn't
> see
> > xeroxed pages in a ring binder. That would have been a hoot.
> >
> >
> >
> > On 1/5/2017 3:05 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
> >
> >> "Many scenes involved someone grabbing the user manuals ..."
> >>
> >> Printed? Bound? Like back in the 20th century?
> >>
> >> On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 1:34 PM, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
> >> wrote:
> >>
> >>> I recently saw the movie Passengers, which is about space travel in the
> >>> future. I enjoyed the movie but it was also remarkable because
> technical
> >>> documentation figured heavily in the plot. Many scenes involved someone
> >>> grabbing the user manuals for one piece of equipment or another, and
> then
> >>> following the docs to accomplish something (or not!). S ...
> >>>
> >>
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Tech docs in a recent movie: From: Mark Giffin
Re: Tech docs in a recent movie: From: Robert Lauriston
Re: Tech docs in a recent movie: From: Mark Giffin
Re: Tech docs in a recent movie: From: Roberta Hennessey

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