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Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Yep... we are de evolving.  From the manual for a 60HP Variable speed drive (for an electrical motor) comes this prose:

The following words are used throughout the manual to describe an action:
Word       Meaning
Can        Possible, able to do something
Cannot     Not possible, not able to do something
May        Permitted, allowed
Must       Unavoidable, you must do this
Shall      Required and necessary
Should     Recommended
Should Not Not recommended

Excuse me? I just hooked this thing up to 460 volt 3 phase power and managed to not kill myself or others. Now you need to explain the English language to me in your reference manual? Meh!

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