Re: Information Mapping - VCR -Reply

Subject: Re: Information Mapping - VCR -Reply
From: Kent Newton <kentn -at- METRIX-INC -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 20:03:00 PDT

On Thursday, June 27, 1996 4:59 PM, Eric Dahlinger wrote:
>Could it be that those who can afford a VCR ALREADY HAVE at least two
>wall clocks, and don't need another time display? So no matter how
>exciting the manual, nobody cares enough about setting the VCR clock
>to read it.

But the time display on a VCR is more than just a time display: it must
be set if you plan to schedule the recording of a favorite show. If
those VCR manuals were more interesting, everyone would read theirs and
know how important that little clock is ;-), providing, of course, that
the techwriter went beyond just describing the task of setting the clock
and explained the concepts behind it.

Kent Newton
Senior Technical Writer
Metrix, Inc.
kentn -at- metrix-inc -dot- com

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