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Subject:Re: Universal Symbol for "Read The Manual" From:"Huber, Mike" <mrhuber -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 25 Feb 1999 16:08:08 -0500
Barry Kieffer [mailto:barry -dot- kieffer -at- EXGATE -dot- TEK -dot- COM]
> A few weeks ago a program manager asked me if a triangle with
> an exclamation mark inside it was the universal symbol for "Read the manual".
> If there is not a universal symbol...
> Any other ideas out there?
A headstone with the words
"I Should Have Read the Manual"
as an epitaph.
(OK, it isn't universal, because it has words, but...)
I had this idea a while ago, and carved it, and it is right behind me in my office.