About that learning curve

Subject: About that learning curve
From: Fred M Jacobson <fred -at- BOOLE -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 1994 12:56:50 PDT


A list participant recently used a common phrase:

> While I certainly agree that my knowledge of FrameMaker is not what makes
> me a good technical writer, the learning curve can be extremely steep.

This reminded me that a thinking colleague asked me a few week ago
how the learning curve is plotted. If it's like this:

| /
| /
knowledge | /
| /

a "steep" learning curve implies learning a lot in a short time -
_not_ what this expression usually means. Does anyone know where
"steep learning curve" comes from?


PS- I don't think plotting time on the y axis is a solution. -F
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