levels of detail -- are we beyond this?

Subject: levels of detail -- are we beyond this?
From: "Tom Johnson" <tomjohnson1492 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 13:56:23 -0600

I just ran into some detailed instructions on going to a website that look
like this:

1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking *Start* > *Programs* > *Internet
2. In the *Address* field, enter *http://sampleurl.com* and press *Enter*.

Is it me, or is this kind of detail totally unnecessary in this day and age?
I'd say 99% of the time, people will understand the much simpler version:
"1. Go to http://sampleurl.com.";


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