Why did they publish 'blank' pages

From: Bob Shannon <bshannon_at_tiac.net>
Date: Mon Feb 17 07:46:00 2003

> Zane H. Healy wrote:
>>> Can anybody shed some light on the origin and use of the term "This
>>> space
>>> intenionally left blank"?
I beleive that the origin of this comes from military 'technical
orders', or TO's. These are the service manuals for
military gear, and they are frequenctly updated by replacing pages and
sections. The update process for TO's can
be very complicated. To reduce the need to replace the table of
contents or other sections that refer to yet other sections
of the manual, blank pages are often inserted to keep the T.O.C. aligned
with the page numbers.
Received on Mon Feb 17 2003 - 07:46:00 GMT

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