Let us test

Subject: Let us test
From: Wolf Lahti <wduby -at- PACCAR -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 1996 09:05:17 -0700

I know that a lot of folks dislike the very notion of a tech writer's test
(e.g., a pencil-owner's manual), but I've come up with what I think is a
particularly nasty one:

Write the instructions for sending someone to the grocery store to
buy a head of iceberg lettuce, with particular emphasis on assuring
that they do not come back instead with a head of cabbage (or anything
else). Assume the store they go to does not have these vegetables
labeled in any way. (Asking a store clerk for help is not an option.)

I'd make an evil interviewer }:)

"I hate quotations!" Wolf Lahti
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson Bow, Washington
wduby -at- paccar -dot- com wolf-lahti -at- usa -dot- net

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