So I get an email from my IT guy saying that if we haven't already upgraded to WhatEver ver 8.02 we would be vaporized or something. Not being particularly anxious to get vaporized or something, I start to feel a little angst. I click About WhatEver and I see that I am at ver 8.0.2.
Hmmm, 8.0.x would be older than 8.02, but I've never seen a version number incremented with a leading zero after the point.
Am I OK because IT guy is sloppy about version numbers, or am I a candidate for the poof-mobile? Or am I just an anal-retentive technical writer?
I made a screen shot of my version splash screen and sent it to IT guy and asked if he really meant 8.0.2.
A DECENT human being would have responded, "Oh, my bad, I got sloppy and caused you unnecessary angst," and then he would have sent out a new e-mail clarifying his error to the rest of the company, but NOOOOOOOOOOOO. I got "You can ignore the notice."
You'd think folks who work with software day in and day out for a company that develops software would get version numbers better than IT guy.
So what did I learn today?
I'm an anal-retentive technical writer.