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,
Chief Managing Director In Charge, Department of Redundancy Department
DNRC 224

Arlen -dot- P -dot- Walker -at- JCI -dot- Com
In God we trust; all others must provide data.
Opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.
If JCI had an opinion on this, they'd hire someone else to deliver it.

TECHWR-L List Information
To send a message about technical communication to 2500+ list readers,
E-mail to TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU -dot- Send administrative commands
ALL other questions or problems concerning the list
should go to the listowner, Eric Ray, at ejray -at- ionet -dot- net -dot-

Previous by Author: Re[2]: Recurring topics
Next by Author: Re[2]: Mac vs. PC survey
Previous by Thread: Re: Tricks From HOW TO KEEP YOUR VW ALIVE
Next by Thread: Re: Re[2]: Tricks From HOW TO KEEP YOUR VW ALIVE

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads