Re: giving a toss about documentation

Subject: Re: giving a toss about documentation
From: "Tom Johnson" <tjohnson -at- freeway -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2005 12:37:23 -0500

I don't know Bill, microwave ovens might be a good analogy. I'm still
haven't figured out how to tell when mine is pre-heated.

Seriously, microwave ovens can be challenging when using anything
other than basic settings.


> Consumer video equipment is probably a very poor choice of an
> analogy for documentation, because the industry has spent decades
> developing products are are sufficiently user-friendly to require
> minimal or even no documentation outside of their own embedded
> menus.

Right. Another bad analogy would be buying a car, microwave,
refrigerator, toaster...


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