It was Father's Day. My wife, Sheryl, decided to make some brownies. Here was the set of instructions on the box:
Notice anything unusual? Unless you read carefully, perhaps not?
Look at the first requirement in the "FOR 20 BROWNIES You Will Need" section:
- 8" or 9" Square Pan or 11" x 7" Rectangular Pan
Now Look at Step 1:
- HEAT oven to 325° F (metal or glass pan). Grease (or use cooking spray) bottom of the pan.
Sheryl preheated the oven. She selected an 8" square glass pan. She greased the pan. She proceeded to Step 2.
- STIR amounts of brownie mix, water, oil, and eggs listed at left (FOR 20 BROWNIES section) until well blended. Spread in pan.
She did this. Now she had a greased 8" square glass pan full of batter. On to step 3.
- BAKE as described below at left...
When she looked at the lower left of the box, she saw a footnote associated with baking time:
- * 8" square glass pan not recommended.
Why wasn't this part of step 1? It's a little late to put this in step 3. She already had a greased square glass pan full of batter - she wasn't about to switch then. Do you have examples of instructions are not correct? Hopefully not any Autodesk documentation. This is exactly the kind of mistake that could be corrected with web-based instructions on a Wiki. The community could catch and correct these types of issues. On the other hand, who is going to fire up her browser before firing up her oven? Probably very few of us. What if the oven had a built-in web browser?
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