Re: "A few things tech writers frequently say"

Subject: Re: "A few things tech writers frequently say"
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:55:37 -0500

On Wed, 20 Nov 2013 03:35:50 -0500, Jen <jennee -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

1. Videos are too tedious to watch - I'd rather have the text that I can
go right to.
Big yes. I hate sitting through a video for 10 minutes when I could find
the information in 30 seconds in a text.

Additional problem with videos is you cannot even judge the quality without watching the thing. Some are dreadful, with twenty minutes of screen views where the narrator is pushing the mouse around and clicking. "So you go here [Where? I didn't see that.] and it take you to this screen and you click on this [On WHAT?] and it sets up the autoeditor automatically. Then you click on the 'done' icon [There are 27 icons. Which one was that?] and you're done. Any questions?"

After seeing just one video like that, I'd be reluctant to try another.

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