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Subject:Re: Guess what: we suck! From:"Eric Dunn" <dunn -dot- eric -dot- l -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Geoff Hart" <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca> Date:Thu, 16 Aug 2007 17:45:50 -0400
On 8/16/07, Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca> wrote:
> I'm probably going to get flamed for this, but it's undoubtedly worth
> mentioning that sales of "For Dummies" books and O'Brien's series of
> books (including the "Missing Manuals" series) are in the high
> millions. Clearly, this poster isn't alone in thinking that as a
> profession, we're doing something wrong. I don't doubt that some of
> us do top-notch work, but clearly that can't be said of the
> profession as a whole.
But here's the catch, nobody is likely to pay 20-30$ more for the
software with the good manual while they will hunt for cheaper
software, grumble about the manuals, and happily put down 20-30$ for
an after market manual and recommend the same to all their friends.
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