RE: What is our art?

Subject: RE: What is our art?
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 17:37:41 -0000

>>I get really annoyed with the "For Dummies" style of thinking. The
technical books I read (almost invariably O'Reilly books) are books
designed "for smart people who don't know anything about the subject
matter". These are also the types of manuals I write. Of course it
doesn't help that the "For Dummies" books are so full of fluff that
you could halve the page count and not lose any useful information.<<

I nearly bought a "For Dummies" book a little while ago. I was standing in
James Thins with my arms full of half-price books (pre-stocktaking sale) and
I saw _Astrology for Dummies_, and thought - "Well, DUH!"

but then I thought, some people might not see the delicious humour of the
title and might think I had it on my bookshelves because I really DID want
to know more about astrology. Or even that I believed in it. What nonsense.
Capricorns never do. <g, d, rvvvf>

Jane Carnall
The astrologers all stand around a cauldron chanting and occasionally
tossing in a small sceptic. Unless stated otherwise, these opinions are
mine, and mine alone. Apologies for the long additional sig: it is added
automatically and outwith my control.


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