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Subject:RE: introducing steps From:Steven Jong <stevefjong -at- comcast -dot- net> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:39:51 -0400
Showing my age, at one time, procedures were introduced where I worked with the cumbersome phrase "To [goal], the operator performs the following steps", which, as a colleague remarked, sounds like a dance. Over time, the phrase eroded away, one word at a time:
To [goal], the operator performs the following steps:
To [goal], the operator performs the following:
To [goal], the operator performs:
To [goal], the operator:
and finally just:
I use this last construction today.
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