Re: About that learning curve

Subject: Re: About that learning curve
From: Killer of Trees <lemay -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 1994 20:02:59 -0700

> Fred M Jacobson said:
> > 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?

The bottom axis is not time, its proficiency.

An application with a steep learning curve requires that you know
an awful lot before you can accomplish even simple tasks; however,
once you have passed the "learning curve," you can continue to
become more and more porficient in using the program without having
to learn that much more.

In contrast, a flatter learning curve allows you to do lots of
useful work without knowing very much, and the more you know the more
you can do.

Laura, who often needs pitons for the learning curves she tackles

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