Thursday, October 07, 2010

Get Out The Dilithium Crystals!

You're familiar with Haynes Manuals, right? They're only known for publishing the very best illustrated guides for repairing (or exploring the guts of) cars, motorcycles and bicycles, as well as a series covering historic aircraft. Maybe you have to be into DIY stuff to have heard of them. Or, maybe, you have to be interested in technical communication (that's my camp).

Well, now they have boldly gone where no (serious) technical DIY manual has ever gone: Star Trek's U.S.S. Enterprise! The staff interviewed editor Derek Smith about this latest addition to the Hayes library: Inside the Haynes Enterprise Manual

I can finally build my own warp engine! (No, not really)

1 comment:

Mary Valentine said...

Very cute, love it, but unless the title is referring to multiple "owners", the apostrophe should have been placed between the "r" and the "s" in the word "owners," e.g.: "owner's."

Yes, depending on the context, the word "owner's" could be a contraction of the two words: "owner" and "is", but when it is in the singular and in the possessive, it should be spelt as I said.

Love to have a copy of this as I have always wanted to be able to work on the Enterprise.