Re: Sometimes the readers really need to think too!

Subject: Re: Sometimes the readers really need to think too!
From: Peter <pnewman1 -at- optonline -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 08:38:12 -0400

"Hart, Geoff" wrote:

> Sometimes, amidst all the wailing about why people don't read our manuals,
> we forget the basics: some people just hate to be made to think. I'm not
> sure there's any way we _can_ make them think, nor am I sure we can produce
> user interfaces that eliminate the need for thinking (or that this would be
> a good thing). But it pays to remember that the problem isn't always and
> inevitably with us.

Remember what Dorothy Parker said:
"You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think."


"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a
minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute-and it's
longer than any hour. That's relativity,"
- Einstein-

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