Re: the first one or more characters

Subject: Re: the first one or more characters
From: "Susan Hogarth" <hogarth -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 16:48:55 -0500

On 1/8/07, Combs, Richard <richard -dot- combs -at- polycom -dot- com> wrote:

I've seen "Type [or "Enter..."] as much of the name as you know," but I
like Andrew's phrasing much, much better. It's short, clear, and
encourages experimentation. I think encouraging users to experiment and
explore (in harmless ways like this) is a Very Good Thing.

Thank you!! People should not feel as if (1) their manual can do their
thinking for them, and/or (b) their manual *needs* to do their
thinking for therm.

or, in other words:

The computer won't explode if you play around a bit, and there's no
way documentation can substitute for experience with the product.

Susan Hogarth

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