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Subject:Re: Sam Clemens is dead From:Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG> Date:Mon, 3 Oct 1994 08:32:20 -0700
>Well, I might very well agree with you on many of these points. But until
>you tell me, specifically, what those points are, I can neither agree nor
>disagree. And I certainly can't argue with you. I'm surprised I indulged you
Thanks for your indulgence. I didn't really want an argument. I'm glad you
took time to think about the points I made.
Let me expand on points one and two by saying that I believe that there are
more significant paths through the software and more relevant interactions
of features than you could possibly include in a 1000-page manual in 9-point
type. Therefore, it seems to me, that (1) you can't learn (meaning
understand completely) the software (meaning all of its features and
interactions) from a manual, and (2) it's only going to get worse as
programs get bigger and more complex. ...RM
Richard Mateosian Technical Writer in Berkeley CA srm -at- c2 -dot- org