Humor in warnings

There are a couple of reasons why humor in technical publications is so rare. Firstly, it's very hard to pull off. Secondly, tech writers as a whole are humorless, at least about their own profession. Due to the scarcity, jokes in documentation make a fine thing to collect,

Here's one to get you started. In a tech support article about SyncServices, user are warned to avoid a key directory as if it were a swarm of angry bees.

See also Firefox Attempts Humor.

Posted: September 18, 2011 link to this item, Tweet this item, respond to this item