TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
>>Using "and/or" may be inelegant or even dorky, but I have never met
who didn't know what it meant. "or" does not imply "and" as well.
I have a simple question about and/or. AND implys that you must do both.
You do This And That. OR implies that you have a choice between two
options. You can do this OR that. How can there be an option that requires
you to do either of two options as well as only one or the other?