Don’t Touch it!; Technical Writers Have a Sense of Humor

Article from Funny Tech Writer blog; posted on September 7, 2011.

Finally, strong evidence that technical writers have a sense of humor when they write documentation. Here is an image from instruction manual for a vacuum cleaner:

Don’t Touch

There’s a seal on the back of the cleaner that seems to fascinate peopledon’t touch it.

  1. It’s there to assist the manufacturing process.
  2. Don’t touch it – you’ll break the cleaner.
  3. It’s not meant to come off, but you can force it off if you try to turn it.
  4. If you succeed, the cleaner will stop working.


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