Re: Can't do without paper?

Subject: Re: Can't do without paper?
From: Bonni Graham <Bonni_Graham_at_Enfin-SD -at- RELAY -dot- PROTEON -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 1994 15:54:00 EST

Mark asks:
** Over here we had the same experience for a different reason. Our managers
returned from a visit to the USA and reported that the market will not
pay thousands of dollars for a product that doesn't include complete
documentation on paper. Are they right?

End of original post.

I'd say mostly -- as I pointed out when I was documenting library automation
software, "Yeah, YOU go to a librarian and say, 'Thanks for your $10,000 -
here's your disk.'!"

But it depends on the system (same tune as 'It Depends on the User") -- I've
seen some postings lately that indicate some industries are ready to accept
CD-ROM-delivered doc...

I know none of mine are (programmers [surprise!], teachers, etc.).

Bonni Graham |
Technical Writer |
Easel Corporation, ENFIN Technology Lab | Never tell people how to
Bonni_Graham_at_Enfin-SD -at- relay -dot- proteon -dot- com | do things. Tell them
President, San Diego STC | what to do and they will
| surprise you with their
NOTE: apparently my email address needs | ingenuity.
to be typed exactly as it appears here, |
punctuation and all, or the system gets | --George Patton
upset. |

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