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Subject:WORD: Amber or Yellow From:Beverly Parks <bparks -at- HUACHUCA-EMH1 -dot- ARMY -dot- MIL> Date:Fri, 14 Jul 1995 11:04:49 MST
Okay, this one is for all you current and ex-military types out
there. I'm reading a users guide for a work planning database.
One of the db fields is called Status, and the values are Red,
Amber, or Green. My question: Why Amber? What in the blazes
is wrong with Yellow?
I don't want to hear "because that's the way the military has
always done it." I'd like a real, logical reason if one exists.
If they want to get fancy with yellow, I say they should use
Ochre, Amber, and Chartreuse.
This Friday's nit-pick brought to you by
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