Re: Tech docs in a recent movie

Subject: Re: Tech docs in a recent movie
From: Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2017 13:31:46 -0600

According to what I've been told by software designers, pretty soon now
they'll be deploying software that's so intuitive there won't be any need
for any kind of user-facing documentation.

They've been saying they're going to have that any day now for at least 25
years. I call it the Duke Nukem upgrade.

On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 3:34 PM, Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:

> I recently saw the movie Passengers, which is about space travel in the
> future. I enjoyed the movie but it was also remarkable because technical
> documentation figured heavily in the plot. Many scenes involved someone
> grabbing the user manuals for one piece of equipment or another, and then
> following the docs to accomplish something (or not!). Several other scenes
> involved machines talking to the person (with a talking 3D face sometimes),
> telling the person what was happening, how to use the space suit, or
> whatever it was.
>
> So hopefully we'll have work even far into the future! Unless it was all
> automated.
>
> Mark Giffin
> Mark Giffin Consulting, Inc.
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