RE: "INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED"

Subject: RE: "INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED"
From: "Rick Quatro" <rick -at- rickquatro -dot- com>
To: "'Dan Goldstein'" <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:34:20 -0500

It depends on how you learn. I learn more from reading than I do from
videos. The first major software program I learned in the early 90s was
Quark XPress. It came with at least two manuals: a user guide and reference
manual, which I read cover-to-cover several times. As a result, I was
considered a "master" in the typography company that I worked for.

The iPhone may come with brief instructions, but there are a bunch of iPhone
"manuals" (third-party books) on Amazon.com. Plus, as you mentioned, there
are tons of videos on YouTube. Whatever your learning style, there are
plenty of resources available, even if they are no longer provided by the
manufacturer.

Warning: controversial statements ahead. I personally believe that as we
read less, we have become dumber as a society. The image has replaced the
written word to the overall detriment of the majority of people. This is not
to argue against visual learning, entertainment, etc., but that it has
crowded out the critical thinking and analytical skills that come through
reading.

Rick Quatro
Carmen Publishing Inc.
585-366-4017
rick -at- frameexpert -dot- com


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Subject: RE: "INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED"

Nope. The manual is not such a great equalizer, when compared with the
homemade YouTube videos that have replaced it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Cardimon, Craig
Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 10:16 AM
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Subject: "INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED"

http://www.popsci.com/instructions-not-included

Thoughts?

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