RE: Examples of Great Software/Web-based User Guides

Subject: RE: Examples of Great Software/Web-based User Guides
From: Erik Hare <wabbitoid47 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 14:57:00 -0700 (PDT)


Dan Goldstein wrote:

> An early version of RH's Help used the execrable term
> "automagical."

The term is easily over-used, but it has one critical use. In our world, a kind of deus ex machina is expected constantly from the instruments and institutions around us. It's rarely our faith in deus that causes us to expect it, but more of a machina ex deus.

The term "automagical" is very precise when appliance usage crosses a line to a kind of belief system. It happens far more often than it should, too.

Erik Hare



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