Re: The "or" list

Subject: Re: The "or" list
From: Mark Levinson <mark -at- SD -dot- CO -dot- IL>
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 1995 20:07:07 IST

Steve Evanina writes:

Using an economy of words and keeping the readability index low, the user
is instructed to "do one of the following." How could this be possibly
misconstrued as a series of steps?

One answer is that the reader, being lazy and impatient, will pay attention
only to the list itself, which looks important and interesting, and not read
the introductory sentence at all.

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