Re: Jargon Lovin' Fool

Subject: Re: Jargon Lovin' Fool
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 12:09:34 -0700


There are people who need all the knowledge you can impart to them.
There are other people--many other people--who just want to do their
jobs and will never, ever, ever need to know what DHCP is. They're the
ones I write for.

After reading and partly participating in this exchange, I find myself firmly in the middle. That is, I suspect that most people neither wish to become experts nor to remain completely ignorant of the subject. Instead, I think that most want brief overviews to go with the procedure - enough so that they don't feel completely clueless, but not so much that they have to invest a lot of time and effort.

Of course, this suspicion is probably very self-serving. Left to myself, that's what I tend to provide, so of course I want to believe that is what people want. However, I must add that the manuals that I enjoy writing the most are the ones in which I can really go into detail and provide full explanations.

Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com

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