RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question

Subject: RE: New TECHWR-L Poll Question
From: Jeff Hanvey <techwriter -at- jewahe -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 07:57:49 -0700 (PDT)

--- "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>

> wrote:

>Oh, I always read it if it's there (I clicked "frequently" because sometimes

>it's not and sometimes it's unreadable): if it's good I learn something, if

>it's bad I get to sneer.

That's about the same for me :}...

Really, though. I thumb through the manual before doing anything else to familiarize myself with the interface, read the FAQ's, et cetera.

I'm a "hands-on" kind of person, so I like to twist and turn the thing if at all possible. I'm a bit more cautious with hardware than software, so I spend a bit more time with those manuals. If I'm putting something together, like a piece of furniture from a kit, I usually just jump in and ignore the instructions, since they're usually worthless anyway (No offense to writers of these - If, indeed, anyone does write them). To learn software, I install it and start playing, refering to the manual/help file only when I get stuck.

To be quite honest, I don't know that I've ever read a manual from cover to cover, though.

Jeff Hanvey:


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