Re: Discuss: Third party manuals?

Subject: Re: Discuss: Third party manuals?
From: "Lindamood, Brad" <blindamood -at- DCA -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 1995 08:48:59 EST

Geoff Hart asked:
>If we do such a great job documenting software, why are so many
>people making a good living writing third party "how to" books?
>What are they doing right and what are we doing wrong?

Unfortunately, one reason I can think of (having nothing to do with
the quality of the third-party manuals) is software piracy. When
someone obtains an illegal copy of software, or takes home something
they use at work, they need a manual to go along with it. I'm not
condoning this practice, of course, just recognizing that it exists.

I have found no use for such manuals so far; usually the included
documentation is more than adequate. If not, I prefer to contact the
company directly, rather than go this route.

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