Re: Generation Y doesn't like paternal delivery of user ed?

Subject: Re: Generation Y doesn't like paternal delivery of user ed?
From: Evelyn Lee Barney <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 15:53:52 -0400

I'm a boomer - but I'm still pretty tech-savvy (good thing, being on
this list, eh?) yet the thing I MOST OFTEN find missing in documentation
is "find what we're referring to here" instructions, either in language
or illustration.

So, the doc reads: To perform function X, access the dohicket bar,
under whatsamagiget (which is ALSO located under hoziwhatsis - but they
don't tell tell you that). Also, I find many so-called tutorials (and I
am talking "professional" ones - not just any-old-thing one may find on
YouTube) that have the program set to the tutors preferences. They
don't mention how to set it their way. Lord, they don't even mention
that it is set to anything other than default. More, some of the tuts
are flat out WRONG. I have one from a well known Flash instructor (who
shall remain nameless) that states "if you are more oriented to the
design aspects of animation than programming, don't worry, you can
export your completed animation as Action Script this way . . .. " I
tried it, just for yucks, and, low and behold, I had a few pages of XML
- not action script AT ALL.

We may not have to write to the lowest common denominator, but I do
think we need to watch out for our assumptions, and the things that have
become so automatic for us in using a particular program we don't think
about it any more.


Ned Bedinger wrote:
> Is anyone around here old enough to remember when youmgsters were saying
> "Don't trust anyone over 30?"
> Cringely's blogging about the time it takes to broadly assimilate new
> technology, and Lo! it is about 30 years, or one modern generation.


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