RE: On-Line Vs. Print, Single-Sourcing, and how to ignore the obvious

Subject: RE: On-Line Vs. Print, Single-Sourcing, and how to ignore the obvious
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2002 17:55:08 +0100


<You know, I just cannot seem to see how print and online are so vastly
different. Do the steps in a procedure change between the two? Does the
information change in the concepts given forth in a conceptual topic? As
far as I can tell, only the packaging and delivery differ. Unless, of
course, there is some sort of quantum mechanical thing going on that causes
an observed help topic to change the workings of the associated software?
Damn, I KNEW I should have stayed awake in my physics classes.>

Yeah. It's elementary. To get a good print manual, you have to sacrifice a
white goat, but for good online help, it's a black chicken. So
single-sourcing is impossible until science produces the required
chequerboard gicken. Or choat.

Jane Carnall, ready to go home now
"This is a lighthouse. Your call."
Apologies for the long additional sig: it is added automatically and outwith
my control. Home: hj -dot- carnall -at- virgin -dot- net


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