RE: orientation in description

Subject: RE: orientation in description
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 13:05:16 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Neilson [mailto:neilson -at- windstream -dot- net]
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 12:50 PM
> To: McLauchlan, Kevin
> Cc: sharon -at- anthrobytes -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: orientation in description
> McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
> > If you face the appliance from the FRONT, the power supply
> > is in the back LEFT corner.
> Done there, been that. It seems awwwful stupid to the tech if
> he has to
> swap, mentally, a front-view reference into the rear-view
> situation he
> sees with the cabinet's back door open.
> The additonal problem is that sometimes it's easy to identify
> the piece
> of equipment from the front panel (it's the one labeled ACME Mark4
> Sproing-o-lator), but on the back it looks like all the other
> sproing-o-lators of which there are 50. It may help for the
> tech to know
> that the Mark4 model has three fans, not two, and that there is a
> useless BNC connector (that was designed into the military model but
> never removed) next to the supposedly green LED.
> Hey, I'm preaching to the choir here. You're a smart coyote
> writer, and
> you know how to imagine that you're trying to see the back of
> the thing
> through a mess of cables, half of which aren't even connected to
> anything, while all the equipment is blowing air in his face.

Air and noise. Don't forget the noise. And our latest might
stand out from the crowd for its ... um... vocal enthusiasm.

By the way, that BNC connector?

That might cost you, if you exported that Sproing-o-lator,
even as a commercial-only product.
Because the BNC was part of the design for a piece of military
equipment, the equipment automatically falls into the
"weapon" category of export regulations, as long as the
'commercial' version still retains any of those 'military'

Just like that Jeep where you have a _knockout_ in the
dash that _could_ accept a military radio (and does in
the deliberately military model that you also (or formerly
did) sell).

Can you tell who had the lecture and the PowerPoints just
a few months ago?

- K

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orientation in description: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: orientation in description: From: Sharon Burton
RE: orientation in description: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: orientation in description: From: Peter Neilson

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