Daniel Emory wrote: > The fact is that the US military is the only true laboratory > where technical documentation is subjected to extensive > post-publication review to determine its effectiveness in the > real world. Findings resulting from analyses of actual > foul-ups lead to continuing improvements in tech manual > instructions. Those who write manuals for non-military > applications ought to also take advantage of that laboratory.
First there was "only one way." Now there's the "only true laboratory." I'm seeing a pattern here... Ever hear the (chiefly British) expression "horses for courses"? :-) Don't get me wrong -- I'm a huge fan of the US military (especially when they're killing Islamofascists). I donate to Soldier's Angels, the USO, VFW, PVA, ... But if some edict were to declare that henceforth all technical documentation everywhere must be done to MIL specs, I suspect I'd change professions or retire. At the least, I'd have to go on anti-depressants. ;-) Happy weekend! Richard ------ Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------