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Subject:Re: Re: Tricks From HOW TO KEEP YOUR VW ALIVE From:Win Day <winday -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 19 Aug 1996 10:46:50 -0400
At 08:19 AM 8/19/96 -0600, Arlen P. Walker wrote:
> > 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
><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.>
Lego. My all-time favourite documentation for kids' toys comes from Lego.
Clear, easy to follow, and accurate. No words, just pictures. We've
occasionally had a couple of pieces left over, but we've never been shorted
according to the instructions. My sons are big Lego fans.
Email: winday -at- idirect -dot- com
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