Re: Interactive manuals

Subject: Re: Interactive manuals
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: Shannon Wade <SWade -at- daktronics -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2008 17:59:42 -0500

Shannon Wade wrote:

> I guess I should have been more clear. By interactive I mean using 3-D models and having users click to walk their way through different steps in the process. For example, on a sectional display, clicking moves section 1 into place, clicking again shows the bolting process, etc.

Sounds like a real pain to update.

I've used these flashy courses at work (some of them *required*
material) that were for knowledge that was two or three years or more
out of date. I was wading through one, I think it was for Apache,
thinking, "This can't be right." Checked Wikipedia and a few key
websites, found that the technology was one or two major releases beyond
the neat course.

As far as I know there was no plan to update any of the courses, because
each one was too much "video" production that cannot be fixed by a paper
doc update release or a revised PDF.

So everybody gets a "diploma" proclaiming they've taken the course. And
nobody knows anything more than before. Sometimes even less.

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