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Re: Fwd: Re: What sayest me... on Worthless TC Degrees
Subject:Re: Fwd: Re: What sayest me... on Worthless TC Degrees From:"Jon Huxtable" <jzh -at- cyberscience -dot- com> To:<TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Thu, 30 Mar 2000 16:37:54 +0100
Jean Ostrem wrote:
> I tend to use indexes, but the best user manual I ever saw didn't
> have an index. Actually, maybe it did. I don't know because I never
> needed the index. It was task-oriented, graphics-centric, and lovely.
> I spent something like 60 minutes skimming it, and then I knew enough
> about the operating system to get my work done.
What about six months later when you need just a single fact
for reference. Are you going to spend another hour skimming
through the manual - or would you prefer a way to get straight
to the information you need?
Jon Huxtable jzh -at- cyberscience -dot- com
Documentation Manager Cyberscience, Hoddesdon, UK