Two-Minute Video to Convince Others of the Value of Technical Documentation
On the Technical Writers of India listserv, someone is trying to get his company to realize the value of technical communication by showing a humorous video on bad documentation that he can use during training. "The idea is to evoke laughter, and keep the audience engaged throughout my presentation."
Okay, hands-down, this is the best video to show. Hat tip to Holly Harkness and Karen Shriver for finding this.
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