Bad writting

Subject: Bad writting
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 1994 12:47:47 PDT

Here's one a former boss (of a now-defunct company :-) ) INSISTED I
leave in (he wrote it):

"<Product name> facilitates easier manipulation of sixbit data files."

I tried explaining to him that "facilitates" MEANS "make easier."
He didn't believe me.

I even showed him the dictionary definition of "facilitate" where it
was defined as "make easier." He STILL wouldn't let me remove the
word "easier!"


Senior Technical Writer
UNIX Product Line Division

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