Re: Why do help?

Subject: Re: Why do help?
From: Elaine Winters <ewinters -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 1994 09:53:34 -0700

Good question; maybe it would be worthwhile to think about
how 'help' started? I don't have a clue; here's some

*Documentation was HUGE and too difficult/clumsy to use?
*Quick and dirty fixes are more attractive than long, well
thought out explanations? [ for Americans! ]

I think of the concept of 'help' as the precursor to EPSS -
and wonder how long it will really be useful in current
formats. Perhaps it will evolve and eventually look and
be like EPSS? Elaine

E. Winters: Principal Program Facilitating and Consulting
Berkeley, CA, USA 510-843-0909 ewinters -at- netcom -dot- com
Instructional Design * Interactivity * Cross - Cultural Communication

On Sat, 17 Sep 1994 JonPrice -at- AOL -dot- COM wrote:

> To put together answers to frequently asked questions about help, I'm going
> to ask the questions, and see what you all think, then put together
> summaries.
> First: why bother doing help at all? What reasons do you think are valid,
> and which seem spurious?
> Best,

> Jonathan Price
> The Communication Circle
> 918 La Senda, NW
> Albuquerque, NM 87107

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