Re: Intentionally left blank

Subject: Re: Intentionally left blank
From: Thomas Knepher <tknepher -at- BLUE-PUMPKIN -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 10:20:06 -0700

<As far as I know, this phrase originated at IBM when they were first
<beginning to work with electronic manuals. It was a check on the
equipment.

<I was working on contract there at the time. The manuals were developed,
<checked, and sent out without removing the Blank blurb. I suppose it
spread
<from there to the IBM sycophants and thence into general usage. I will not
<put it in anything with my name on it. :-)


This phrase was (still is?) used in military classified documents
thirty-five years ago when I was in the Air Force. We used to have to do
page counts during inventories of the docs and the phrase indicated that
nothing was missing or removed.

Thomas Knepher
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---Pablo Picasso


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