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Great moments in tech writer humor

Posted by Richard on March 1, 2006

The technical writers on the TECHWR-L (pronounced "tek-whirl") list have been tossing out suggestions for the most annoying words, phrases, and expressions. People have proposed all the usual suspects that turn up in buzzword bingo, plus the usage errors that set their teeth on edge (such as "contact Mary or I"). After John Posada proposed the word ubiquitous, Ned Bedinger related something that just totally cracked me up:

True story:  Some v-e-r-y smart smurfs at Sun announced at the first Java One conference that their goal for Java was to be "ubiquitous everywhere." 

I swear it brought tears to my eyes.

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