Subject: RE: "DO NOT COOK"?
From: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- Users -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 12:27:09 -0500

Well, I guess it comes down to how likely it is that someone will make a
particular mistake, given a particular set of circumstances. I would
maintain that the mistake we made is one that folks would be likely to
make and that your hypothetical example comes close to reductio ad
absurdum -- or however you spell that. But I recognize that it's a
matter of opinion and that my opinion might not be as objective in this
case as it could be.

-----Original Message-----
From: John Posada [mailto:JPosada -at- isogon -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 12:26 PM
To: Downing, David; TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: "DO NOT COOK"?

>Consumers in general. I maintain that
>this comes under the heading of a mistake
>anybody could make, as opposed to a mistake
>we made because we weren't paying attention.
>But then again, I tend to feel that way about
>all my mistakes. <G>


Let's extend this to it's illogical conclusion.

I decide that I'm going to issue a weekly publication in a continuous
roll form (don't ask me why, my marketing department thinks it's a cool
"gimmicky" idea).

It happens to resemble, in form and size, to a roll of Charmin.

Do I put a particular instruction on what NOT do to with this

No...I don't believe you can control all the things people can do with
something that you can't imagine. OTOH, if by putting the product in a
microwave, it would blow the wing of your house into the next county,
then yes, but dangerous situations are easier to anticipate than
non-dangerous wild-imagination situations.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
Isogon Corporation

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