Re[2]: Tricks From HOW TO KEEP YOUR VW ALIVE

Subject: Re[2]: Tricks From HOW TO KEEP YOUR VW ALIVE
From: Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- COM
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 1996 08:19:00 -0600

> Anyone seen the documentation for Meccano's Erector sets? Very
> technical, very clear and concise, absolutely language-free.

And filled with errors. It consistently gives plans for things to build with
a particular set which you cannot, because the required parts are *not* in
the set, and it's plain they are not *supposed* to be in the set, because
the same instructions give an inventory for the set which doesn't include
the parts.

<voice of a father who's tried to help his daughter build things with
Erector sets. Most remembered example was that of a helicopter, which
required five spacers, when the parts inventory -- just a page or two
earlier -- said, correctly, there were only four in the kit.>


Have fun,
Arlen
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 224

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
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