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On Jan 11, 2005, at 1:13 AM, Dennis S. Wish, PE wrote:

Believe it or not, you can actually read it.
I don't think it's fair to say that I can read it. I can make some pretty good guesses at what it's supposed to mean because the sentence order is about right and the words are simple. I can infer the meaning from the context. If I did a technical report this way, did as bad a job with the grammar and word meaning or confused words like 'break' and 'brake' it wouldn't be half to easy to read and would probably be misinterpreted. Think about what would happen in the steel code were written this way.

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