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Need a good laugh? Enter the world of two retired instrument engineers who really know how to unwind and enjoy the funnier side of life. Here is your chance to get an up close and personal look at what was going on in the minds of Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner when they wrote those crazy cartoon books that forever changed the world of technical writing. According to McMillan, although he has published several books on automation that showcase his serious side, he is never totally serious and neither is Stan. As early as the 1980s, the cohorts in humor combined forces to write several years’ worth of Top Ten Lists about corporate culture (despite the sometimes glaring looks from upper management). They then teamed up with cartoon illustrator, Ted Williams, to graphically depict their unique humor.This timeless CD-ROM collection includes all six cartoon books by these now retired (more like semi-retired) authors in one neat package. Several recorded commentaries by McMillan himself describe each book and explain how he and Weiner got started on this road to hilarity. As an added bonus, McMillan’s out-of-print 1989 classic, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Control Room, is also included, as well as two new cartoons by Ted Williams for desktop or screen saver use.In typical McMillan/Weiner fashion, the books are listed on the CD in chronological order as follows:The Birth of an Automation EngineerHow to Become an Instrument Engineer: The Making of a Prima DonnaThe Seasoning of an Automation EngineerHow to Become an Instrument Engineer Part 1.523A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Control RoomDispersing Heat through ConvictionLogical Thoughts at 4:00 amThe Life and Times of an Automation Professional: An Illustrated GuideThe Retirement of an Automation EngineerThe Funnier Side of Retirement for Engineers and People of the Technical Persuasion
Warning from the Automator General – Due to the high volume of humorous commentary on this CD-ROM, uncontrollable laughter may occur. Do not read these books in combination with any serious books by Greg or Stan or unexplained weeping may occur.
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