During the writing of my portions of XML And ASP.NET, I strove to avoid using the same wording or structure as any of the MSDN content available at the time. I frequently asked my wife to help me find a different angle to explaining a concept. She is not really interested in technical content, and she grew a little tired of my asking. I briefly explained the concept of HttpBrowserCapabilities and asked her to help me describe it and some of the properties of the object. One property I mentioned is the .AOL property, to which she giggled:
“The AOL property indicates if the user’s computer has been infected with a virus, commonly spread in CD form.”
I was a little disgruntled that the editor pulled that line and replaced it with something more politically correct. It’s not like I was trying to write something as flagrantly offensive as Mr. Feuerstein’s examples.
Instead of injecting technical material with political discourse, maybe Mr. Bunny ought to take on Threading.