Re: Universal Symbol for "Read The Manual"

Subject: Re: Universal Symbol for "Read The Manual"
From: Scott McClare <smcclare -at- DY4 -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 15:26:48 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barry Kieffer [SMTP:barry -dot- kieffer -at- EXGATE -dot- TEK -dot- COM]
> Sent: Thursday, February 25, 1999 3:10 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Universal Symbol for "Read The Manual"
> That got me to thinking: What is the universal symbol for "Read the
> manual"?
> If there is not a universal symbol, let me submit the following:
> A stick figure sits in a chair.
> Another stick figure that is standing beside the chair is hitting
> the seated figure in the back of the head with a manual.
> Any other ideas out there?
A gigantic, shining "RTFM" sitting on a pedestal with several large
spotlights shining on it. (apologies to 20th Century Fox)

Optionally, the pedestal is half-buried in the bodies of users who have
suffered fire, electric shock, death, dismemberment, physical injury, or
loss of data because they forgot to RTFM.

Yeah, it's tasteless, but I've been mulling over the "tech writing mascot"
thread. 8-)

Take care,


Scott McClare - Technical Writer
DY 4 Systems Inc., Kanata, Ontario, Canada
(613) 599-9199 x502 smcclare -at- dy4 -dot- com
Opinions are my own

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