Monday, October 27, 2008

Pleas From a Data Entrant

As someone who professionally enters data, I send this plea to the rest of the world: Please do your end of the job. When you fill out a form, keep in mind this simple rule: someone else is going to have to deal with the stuff you write, no matter how badly you write it.

In particular, try to avoid indicating that a field is blank by filling it with a vertical line. In our culture, that line has another meaning.

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