Re: Click X, or click the X button?

Subject: Re: Click X, or click the X button?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 08:46:05 -0700

Yeah, I've spent a lot of time rewriting uninformative
pseudo-documentation that's nothing but a narrative of the user
interface.

On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 8:20 AM, Chris Despopoulos
<despopoulos_chriss -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> ... It's horrible documentation that describes how to use the controls, but doesn't provide the context or meaning of the controls.  I know how to pull a lever.  Does the lever operate the transmission or the brakes?  I don't need to know how to type in a text box.  I need to know what the effect of my string will be, and what other strings must already be specified before this one will make sense.  I need to tie the GUI and the processing machine to my real-world needs.  I need to do it quickly and efficiently.
> </rant>
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