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Subject:Manuals for appliances From:"Alex Silbajoris" <alsilba -at- hotmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Mon, 20 Dec 1999 04:32:07 PST
Elna Tymes mentioned manuals for washers and dryers. Once I interviewed at
the headquarters of a major appliance manufacturer, hoping to combine my
tech writing skills with my mechanical knack to produce user documentation
for their products. (That fizzled, BTW)
In the context of discussing drop-dead publication deadlines, they told me
that the law requires documentation for every appliance they sell. If a new
product is ready to come off the line, and the documentation for that model
is not ready, they can't start the line. It's probably like that in a lot
of other industries.