Re: USAGE: screwdriver

Subject: Re: USAGE: screwdriver
From: "David E. Venzke" <dev -at- ENG -dot- AISINC -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 09:28:46 EST

> I gather that most of the list is composed of computer/software
> writers, but I'll cast a line anyway. In our semiconductor
> equipment maintenance manuals we have occasionally run into a
> situation where the term we used for a tool was not globally
> understood. For example, "Allen wrench" confused some international
> users; we changed that to "hex wrench."

> Amazingly enough we are now in a bit of a quandary as to what to
> call a simple screwdriver.


I have no suggestions or recommendations for you, but I would be
interested in hearing how you resolve this -- not what you're final
decision is as much as how you get there.

Please share your experience with us "computer/software writers."


David Venzke, Sr. Technical Writer email: dev -at- aisinc -dot- com
Applied Intelligent Systems, Inc. voice: (313) 332-7036
110 Parkland Plaza fax: (313) 332-7077
Ann Arbor MI 48103

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