TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: Quotes in writing From:Ad absurdum per aspera <JTCHEW -at- LBL -dot- GOV> Date:Wed, 13 Oct 1993 15:19:36 GMT
Somebody on alt.folklore.urban mentioned (in a different
context) Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins's autobiography
_Carrying the Fire_, which has a great one: "What we really
needed were a few more English majors to write the instructions."
(Again, I'm quoting from memory, so you might want to check the
original source.) The thought was prompted by his attempt to
figure out what to do with which switch while flying backwards
toward the Moon at umpty-ump-thousand miles per hour.
"Just another personal opinion from the People's Republic of Berkeley"
Disclaimer: Even if my employer had a position on the subject,
I probably wouldn't be the one stating it on their behalf.