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I'm Mike Pope. I live in the Seattle area. I've been a technical writer and editor for over 30 years. I'm interested in software, language, music, movies, books, motorcycles, travel, and ... well, lots of stuff.

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Information is the currency of the Internet. As a medium, the Internet is brilliantly efficient at shifting information from the hands of those who have it into the hands of those who do not. [...] The Internet has accomplished what no consumer advocate could: it has vastly shrunk the gap between the experts and the public.

D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics



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First entry - 6/27/2003
Most recent entry - 2/15/2019

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Posts - 2547
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Comments/entry - 1.02
Hits/day - 371

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  08:13 AM

From the instructions (!) for a dog collar:



Not evident from this is that the collar does not have a buckle (plastic snap instead) and that there's no "sliver" loop.

More dubious guidance: 1, 2, 3.

[categories]   [tags] instructions, how-to, procedures, documentation

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