RE: encouraging learning by experimentation?

Subject: RE: encouraging learning by experimentation?
From: Jason Willebeek-LeMair <jlemair -at- cisco -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 14 Dec 2002 14:30:46 -0600

I can still out-accelerate you. Your substance weighs a tad more than mine,
so my style will leave yours in the dust.

bwa ha ha ha ha

Hmm. Do Tech Riders wear leathers? Or cya memos?

Yeah, yeah. Off topic. Straying back on. I have to say, the manual that
came with the bike was excellent. They stuffed a ton of info into a small
space (has to fit in that little "glove box" behind the engine). In fact,
it was way more informative that the manual that came with my wife's van,
which had a higher page count and larger format.

I suddenly feel the need to whip that puppy out and see what they did, and
to see how I can apply those techniques to my docs.

Comparing the two:

Van manual had photos, motorcycle manual had explanatory drawings.
Van - paragraphs, moto - more bulleted and numbered lists.
Van - lots of marketing crap (lookee how nifty this feature is, this
features allows you to only have to do this every two months), moto - just
the facts (this does that, do this every 2 months, etc).

I want my manuals to be like motorcycle manuals.


-----Original Message-----
From: Andrew Plato [mailto:gilliankitty -at- yahoo -dot- com]

Yeah, have a rally - in Oregon. Just look out when you see two big oval
coming up behind you. I'll teach you the difference between style and
substance. I've got 4.3 liters of substance to your .75 liters of style.

I'll be home fondling my fonts while you guys are still setting up a style


Andrew Plato

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