What passes, and what doesn't

Subject: What passes, and what doesn't
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 11:41:04 -0400

Would you use a sub-section title "Peaceful Coexistence"
to head up a paragraph alerting buyers of the latest
generation of a serious product that they can connect three
different peripheral devices simultaneously?

The point, in context, is that previous generations would
not have allowed that arrangement due to device/driver
conflicts, and some customers might have the earlier
versions of the product. Those who would actually WANT
that config would be a tiny percentage of all customers.

The point of the question is that, while it is accurate
and brief, the heading might appear to readers of
a certain age as a mild attempt at humo[u]r.

I run into this sort of thing more often than you
might think (unless you read more of my posts than
is strictly good for you). This one fell in my lap
today, and I thought I'd ask of the general TW
gang if it would pass muster in your situation.

Am I the only one who bites his tongue a lot while
writing serious manuals and Help for serious product?

Yours in Detente, Komrades,

- Kevin

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