Bullet Use (O/T)

Subject: Bullet Use (O/T)
From: "McDermott, Stephen W" <Stephen -dot- McDermott -at- PSS -dot- BOEING -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 14:09:04 -0700

> On Wed, 8 Oct 1997, Rebecca Carr wrote:
>
> > Also, it's ridiculous to tell a tech writer to avoid excessive use
> of
> > bullets! Bullets are one of the most necessary and useful ways to
> > write meaningful information that is user-friendly.
>
To which Barry responded:

> I am offended by the use of the term "bullet".
>
> We as technical writers must rid the workplace of violent,
> demeaning,
> derogatory, and hurtful words.
>
> From now on please refer to them as "Happy Dots".
>
> Our children must grow up in a world free from the painful
> words.
>
____

I find bullets the most effective tool in the following situations:
* stressful organizational meetings
* Performance Reviews.
* Writer / Editor "discussions".

Oh, wrong bullets... never mind.

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