Re: Can Online Documentation be Used to Increase the Usability

Subject: Re: Can Online Documentation be Used to Increase the Usability
From: "Doug, Data Librarian at Ext 4225" <engstromdd -at- PHIBRED -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 1995 09:49:51 -0600

Dan Bringer writes, concerning on-line documentation for hardware:

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As far as having, say, rifle-cleaning instructions online; I'm assuming
this is an exaggeration <smile> knowing intuitively how to clean yer rifle
in the dark blind-folded with one arm missing is a big big part of
becoming a soldier... just like walking in a straight line with 40 other
people... or like programmers intuitively knowing to grok a subjunctive
parable before a compile [-ac] < =rcw > (man=r,u,k,d,n,g) --ya gotta know
it...
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At the time of the seminar (five or so years ago), the guy was serious; he
was contemplating an LED display in the stock. However, as you point out,
field-cleaning is supposed to be one of those muscle-reflex skills for
infantry, so he *may* have been contemplating it only as a demonstration
project, to show that even the most apparently difficult job was could be
done.

Skoal,

Doug "We must be ready to overcome our
ENGSTROMDD -at- phibred -dot- com successes."
--Unknown

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The preceding opinions and positions are mine alone, and are only
coincidentally related to those of Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
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