Tech writing and exploding batteries

Subject: Tech writing and exploding batteries
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2006 12:35:28 -0400

You may have read or heard today about Dell's 4.1 million defective
laptop PC batteries.

Dell has a Web site that helps you determine whether your PC will
spontaneously combust on your khakis. It includes this gem:

"If your battery does not reflect of these markings, it is not impacted
and you may exit the site."

I guess whoever wrote the Web site content also wrote the original QC
procedures for the batteries...

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