Re: Let us test

Subject: Re: Let us test
From: "Eric J. Ray" <ejray -at- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 1996 11:16:05 PDT

The response from the other end of the office was:

1. Go to the store.
2. Go to produce department.
3. Buy lettuce, as depicted in Figure 1.

Note: If the item you selected more closely
resembles Figure 2 than Figure 1,
you probably selected cabbage instead
of lettuce.

<Production: Print figures in color>

Eric


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--- On Fri, 6 Sep 1996 09:05:17 -0700 Wolf Lahti <wduby -at- PACCAR -dot- COM> wrote:

>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 }:)

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