RE: Midol Moment or National Tragedy? You decide...

Subject: RE: Midol Moment or National Tragedy? You decide...
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 16:44:10 -0500


Doesn't one typo per page represent an accuracy rate approaching 99.99%?
Wouldn't you be appreciative if your car or the software had that same
quality? (Actually, my new Subaru has a mis-labelled windshield washer

Anyway, could it be that the software company is using an SME to write the
books . . . someone who is less than thrilled about the job of writing. Such
typos are often caught by spellcheck, then by an editor, and lastly at least
in a review of the blues.

Certainly, there might possibly have been a conflict between doing it right
and shipping by a deadline that caused a couple of reviews of the doc to
slide . . . we've all been there (actually, I am visiting that very place
all week). I recommend you keep a bottle of 18-yr old Glen Livet in your
desk drawer and take a swig each time you find an error. That ought ease
your pain better than Midol <vbg>.


sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Metzger Karen [SMTP:Metzger_Karen -at- prc -dot- com]
> Could it be that, without even looking for them, at least one typo PER
> has reared its ugly head? That faux pas such as "You will see the same
> thing
> in you code," "This system are affected," and "Be careful not to move to
> quickly" are rampant? That somehow in recent years even book publishers
> seem
> to be dispensing with editors as an unnecessary luxury?

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