RE: Reviewers who don't review

Subject: RE: Reviewers who don't review
From: Steven Jong <SteveFJong -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 09:38:25 -0400

Tom Green mentioned a bizarre statement intended to see which reviewers were paying attention. I once documented a pen-based interface, and included in the middle of one procedure the statement "Press hard; you are making three copies." The QA reviewer caught it 8^)

However, I can't recommend the practice, precisely for fear of forgetting about the joke. Once upon a time a Honeywell technical manual went to print with one error message that counseled to "call Mr. Crebo." That joke the writer forgot about...

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