Re: Using Humor Judiciously

Subject: Re: Using Humor Judiciously
From: scot <scot -at- HCI -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 10:06:43 +1000

well i'll just spray the thing down with AVGAS.

>Adding fuel to the humor fire...

>"Huber, Mike" <Mike -dot- Huber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM> wrote:
><snip>
>>Humor in documentation is almost always based on interaction (usually
>>bad) between the user and the product. A third party can make the product
>>the butt of the joke, while the in-house documentor has to make the
>>product look good.

>Not to quibble too much, but the third party types also have
>a pretty substantial interest in not running the software down.
>The humor can touch on idiosyncracies of the software, but
>can't make the software look bad because without software sales,
>the books don't sell either. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Eric, is that why they're referred to as "pirate manuals" around here? ;^)




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