RE: Another tragic case of not reading the manual

Subject: RE: Another tragic case of not reading the manual
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "'Daniel_Hall -at- trendmicro -dot- com'" <Daniel_Hall -at- trendmicro -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 16:36:20 -0400

Daniel...I'm not faulting your comments, I also don't think a manual is to
blame when someone crawls into an oven, I also don't think every contingency
can be anticipated, and I also do think that building in safety is an
admirable goal.

I only commented that we shouldn't be surprised at anything, including a
worker who might risk his life for minimum wage when he has 6 kids to feed
at home.

OTOH, we can talk to my brother about the Nissan 280Z he bought with the 18
grand he was awarded a few years back when he removed the safety device from
the butcher band saw with a wrench and cut off his index finger?...I guess
that says something not good.

John Posada, Senior Technical Writer
Moderator: Yahoo "Techwriter" group
"If you're afraid to be second-guessed, you better not make any decisions."
--Hal Sutton, America's 2004 Ryder Cup Captain

> Note that I'm only talking about this particular instance,
> and that nowhere did I say safety isn't a valuable goal in
> designing machinery or writing docs.
> If you read the post again, you'll see that I just said that
> in _this particular case_, where a worker entered what was
> essentially an oven, the majority of the blame in what
> happened is his. If you take that as a call for a return to a

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