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Subject:Re: Guess what: we suck! From:"Kathleen MacDowell" <kathleen -at- writefortheuser -dot- com> To:"Eric Dunn" <dunn -dot- eric -dot- l -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:50:40 -0500
But......How do you know what software has a good manual until you've tried
to use it? Not to mention that sometimes we don't have much latitude in the
software we use.
On 8/16/07, Eric Dunn <dunn -dot- eric -dot- l -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> 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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