Shoddy Publications

Subject: Shoddy Publications
From: Harold Snyder <ENSNYDER -at- ECUVM1 -dot- BITNET>
Date: Tue, 23 May 1995 10:07:14 EDT

On Tues,23 May 1995 03:30:00 UTC, Marilyn Smith wrote:

>I just purchased a faster modem...the book that came with it...
<snip, snip, snip>

Since some of us are considering buying ourselves a faster modem, Marilyn
could help us reduce our choices by letting us know which one stuck her
with the "sloppy bit of (documentation) work."

Like Marilyn (who would "think twice" before buying something else from
this manufacturer), I'd like to avoid the possibility of having a bad
experience with a manual.



P.S. When you read of experiences like this, don't you feel betrayed by
one of your comrads (it's different than an engineer screwing up; we know
how to do it right)?

+ Hal Snyder, Professor of English | Technical Editing; Business, +
+ Dept. of English (GCB 2115) | Scientific, and Technical Writing +
+ East Carolina University | ENSNYDER -at- ECUVM -dot- CIS -dot- ECU -dot- EDU +
+ Greenville, NC 27858-4353 | ENSNYDER -at- ECUVM1 or Voice 919/328-6669 +

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