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On Behalf Of Gause_Brian -at- emc -dot- com spake thusly:
> I agree that this is pointless text.
> Short example: I was watching my roommate attempt to put together his
> new TV stand a couple weeks ago. When he started to have issues
> a couple screws, he couldn't figure it out. Sitting nearby, watching
> struggle, I reminded him, "You should check the documentation." About
> times, I reminded him. Eventually, he gave up and skipped the two
> Some people wouldn't read documentation if you paid them. Silly
> (inside the book) are just a complete waste.
Here at the office, I received a new DELL computer with monitor,
keyboard, etc. a few weeks ago.
Accompanying the components were a couple of copies of a not-so-slim
paperback novel entitled
"Dell Computers and Monitors
Product Information Guide"
This fabulous (and weighty) tome turned out to be page after page of
warnings, disclaimers, agency notices, etc., repeated in multiple
>From my point of view as a user/customer, there was no actual content.
The monitor did have a glossy one-sheet affair showing
points-of-interest and a couple of instructions. The computer didn't.
There wasn't even anything showing how to open the case or the baby-step
instructions on how to install expansion cards, memory upgrades, etc.
It's no wonder that people don't RTFM.
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