Re: Reading the Manuals (Was Macs vs PCs)

Subject: Re: Reading the Manuals (Was Macs vs PCs)
From: Robert Plamondon <robert -at- PLAMONDON -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 1995 19:37:06 PDT

Jan Boomsliter said,
>I submit, in response to Robert Plamondon's thesis, that there is a
>huge differences between the first two of the following methods of
>using word processing software, and the third:

> - learning the software by trying it out
> - studying the software by using the manuals

> - entering data by using typing-class techniques

>I suggest we limit this thread to the first two kinds of users. The
>typist isn't really using the software, agreed?

I'm not sure what you're getting at. I don't know anyone who uses
a computer, even in the most trivial way, who hasn't learned the
difference between a typewriter and a word processing program.

Who are these "typists," and why is a separate category necessary for

-- Robert
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