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In article <TECHWR-L%94092916202060 -at- vm1 -dot- ucc -dot- okstate -dot- edu>,
<mpriestley -at- vnet -dot- ibm -dot- com> wrote:
>I do want to make one thing _very_ clear: IBM writers do have guidelines to
>work from. In my educated not-so-humble opinion, they're decent, consistent,
>thoughtful, and useful. They are not government guidelines. They are
>not consistency for consistency's sake. Inasmuch as there is bad writing
>coming out of IBM (and I doubt there's much), it's despite guidelines, not
>because of them.
To add to this from an outsider's perspective, I once ran across an IBM
style manual that described correct and incorrect ways to use icons,
particularly for the international market. Nice piece of work.
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